|To Be A Winner...|
I seriously can't get the damn theme song out of my head.For the last week or so It's been on replay. I've found myself scouring ,these last couple of days,for 1988 Starting Lineup figures,loose or MOC.I think It's the fact that alot of these figures just weren't available to me as a kid due to them being sold based on team location.For instance,I grew up In Upstate NY so we got tons of Mets and Yankees players. I think this would change in later years as I remember a lot of other teams being readily available and on the pegs from 1989 and on.
You know you're in trouble when you start marking figures off on a checklist.This was done with paint on the cpu ,I didn't want to write on the card backs.It's a little hard to see but the ones I currently own have the box next to them filled In.As you can see I have a looong way to go.
Here are my newest acquisitions.
|From Left to Right - Ozzie Smith,Ozzie Guillen(just realized that they're both shortstops and named Ozzie),Eddie Murray,Wally Joyner, ,Rickey Henderson|
My favorite of this bunch Is Ozzie Guillen. Firstly ,because it's Ozzie Guillen.I have an Oziie Guillen action figure.How cool Is that?!?Plus ,the uni with the player number on the pants.Classic!Not to mention the face Is pretty spot on.It was hit or miss with these figures In '88 with alot of guys getting the same head sculpt.Guillen's was on point.Check out
Here's Guillen's 1986 Topps RC.Not from my personal stash ,I was too lazy to dig it out and snap a pic.Here's the link for the pic below
More SLU goodness on the way!!!!