However, I did like the concept of the blog and decided to take that over here to begin a new series instead hence today's post. Same will go for Origins Of A Cardboard Addict which I deleted as well and new posts from that blog will appear here time to time too.
So I hope you enjoy this new series and that it takes you back. From here on out the posts will begin as follows.....
Today's post is brought to you buy the snack DunkAroos,
I remember these like it was yesterday. Delicious little cookies that you dunk in a cup of frosting. It's was a kids dream come true and was mine. My parents would pick up boxes of these and I would bring them to school for morning snack and feel like a king over those who would bring an apple. I had many trade offers but declined every time. This was the top snack of snacks.
I ate mine a bit differently than the suggested way to. I would eat the cookies first, then dive into the frosting after. It was one of those eat your supper than enjoy dessert feelings.
I wished they hadn't ever been taken off from the market as I still would have eaten them today. I mean kids eat cookies with frosting in them today? This is the same thing except the frosting is outsdie the cookie. I have saw on a few websites that Walmart has created their own version of this delightful snack but I have yet to see it at my local box store but will continue to check for it.
***********************************Back in the 90's, we didn't need 35 parallels. We also didn't need fancy names or complicated levels of telling what was what. Things were simple and even a caveman could collect the cards.
Which leads us to today's parallel find, a 1st Day Issue parallel from 1993 Stadium Club baseball. When Topps started producing these cards, the first 2,000 cards of each player were printed with the 1st Day rainbow foil symbol at the top and inserted into packs at a rate of 1:24 or roughly one-per-box.
Having an insertion rate like that does two things, it adds value and it makes it extremely challenging to chase down a set if you desired to.
I actually pulled this Boggs in a few pack break a couple years ago. Got lucky I guess you could say.
It is not only the parallel part of the card I enjoy, but that stunning Stadium Club photography is like no other. Here we see Boggs finishing his swing.
The card backs were also more intriguing than most today. They put complete stats of the player including height, weight, place of birth. It broke down all of his stats and where he ranked in categories. It also features a picture of his rookie card. Stadium Club may have had some of the best card backs in the hobby especially this version.
Brand:1993 Stadium Club
Insert/Parallel:First Day Issue
Player Featured:Wade Boggs