I posted the comment, promptly forgot about it, and then on Monday I got this note in the mail...
Reader Todd sent me a story:
It's June 1984 and the Mets have the first pick in the draft. They narrow it down to two choices:A) Mark McGwire - a college first baseman from USCOrb) Shawn Abner - Multi-talented outfielder from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High*They chose B and he goes on to do pretty much nothing. The next spring 13 year old Todd gets these cards in a 500 count vending box where they become part of the collection for 24+ years. Now I can set them free!
My long national nightmare is over. I finally have a Mac! I needed the Abner card too for the set, interestingly enough. I'm two cards closer to completing a set I can probably find discarded on the side of the road! WOOOOOOO! Hey, it's the journey that's important, not the destination. Thanks Todd! (but seriously, do not send me hundreds more '85 Topps, I'm covered)
*Also from Mechanicsburg: Todd and Bret Michaels from Poison.