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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1981 Topps–Denny Walling #439, George Vukovich #598

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.
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  • Card Facts – Denny Walling – Houston Astros – Card #439
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)
I remember the name with the team and the card itself.  Don’t remember him from any other sets but on the other hand, I want to say I know he played longer.  My memory is really good with some things, and all screwy about others.
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    • Card Facts – George Vukovich – Philadelphia Phillies – Card #598
    • Purchase Price – free (trade with “Manupatches & Mustaches”)
I definitely remember this card.  I remember thinking a big Russian is playing in the states.  Back then, Russians were the enemies.  I don’t even know if Vukovich is a Russian name, but when I was 8, that’s what I thought.  Not a flattering photo at all.  It’s like the camera guy said, look at the camera and smile, then someone walked behind the camera guy with a hot dog and George followed the hot dog.  I can almost see drool on the corner of his mouth.
  • Cards posted in this set – 30
  • Total price paid – $1.74
  • Average price per card – $0.06
  • Cards left to post – 696
  • Percentage posted – 30/726 (4% posted)
  • Percentage completed – 426/726 (59% completed)
Two more free cards.  One from Kyle and I think this is the first trade card I have posted from Eric.  Both these guys helped with this set big time and it was greatly appreciated.

3 comments:

  1. I actually know Luis Leal better than the other two. Leal spent a handful of years on the Jays starting staff, and had somewhat of a Luis Tiant delivery (although not as extreme). I do remember the other two, but not as well (Milner only played a handful of games with the Jays, while Schrom only was in TO for 2 years before moving to Minny and Cleveland)

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  2. Do you have a 1981 Topps Dodgers team card for trade?

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  3. Robert - I think I remember Schrom from Cleveland, I'm picturing a headshot with a mustache. Possibly an '87 Topps, but who knows. Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. Milner, I got nothing. I just recognized the name, I'm probably confusing him with someone else.

    Speigel - I will get back to you when I get a chance. I'm only home for a few minutes before I run my daughter to girl scouts. I will try to remember to look tonight and let you know.

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