19 Somethin’ – Baseball Cards


The 19 Somethin’ series continues. If you missed the previous articles, you can get caught up here.

Here is the next line in the song:

had a shoebox full of baseball cards

Before I had money to buy music, I had my parents’ money to buy baseball cards. I also had football cards, and The Empire Strikes Back cards. But, since baseball is my favorite sport, I had more than a shoebox ful of baseball cards. Remember how the gum would come in the package? You could break your teeth trying to chew it. And a lot of times, the gum would stick to the back of the last card, and the card would rip a little bit.

Here are a sample of the Topps cards from the ’80s:

1980

Carl Yastrzemski
1981

Tim Raines
1982

Nolan Ryan
1983

Wade Boggs
1984
Mike Schmidt
1985

Dwight Gooden
1986

Don Mattingly
1987

Mark McGuire
1988

Kirby Puckett
1989
Randy Johnson

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