They also want to grab my Richard:
But this post is about something different. The code cards themselves.
Remember back when the Transmogrifier first cranked up fitfully and wheezing and you were lucky to be able to put in one code every three hours if you could even find a code? Remember how scarce codes were back then? They were gold! Then Topps effed it all up and put a 2010 card in the Vintage machine. Now they have to give Code cards away in blister packs just to get rid of them. Even Rack packs all have code cards in them, just about every one! I got these two cards in a normal retail pack the other day:
'61 Maris Code card
'51 Redback Maris
Now that's an interesting little coinkeydink right there. Also interesting is how Maris is in a Cardinals hat. It took me about 2 hours to notice that. Poor Roger looks like he just got beat up by a couple of New Your sportswriters. Since I got Two Marises (Marii?) in one pack I figured it must be a sign or something and redeemed my first code in about 3 or 4 months. Yes, I was a little bored this weekend.
1980 Joe Nolan. Hey, at least he's a Brave!