This 1988 Clemens Starting Lineup figure has sat in a box, stashed long enough. Tis time to open the toy!
Don't you just love action figure checklists? You don't see them anymore. Whether included on the back of the box or inside the packaging, it's just the right thing to do. It helps to know what your looking for when your out there looking for it.
With these figures, you gotta be careful when pulling them out of their blister because of the baseball card that comes with it. Many a Starting Lineup card suffered dinged corners and creases due to the cardbacks being ripped off in haste. Mine is in crispy Near Mint/Mint condition!
There's no better feeling than placing a baseball card into a penny sleeve, top loader and then into the shoebox for easy storage and access. Collecting and caring for baseball cards can be super relaxing and therapeutic. In moderation of course.
Clemens looks super clean out of the packaging and still has that new plastic chemical smell we all were addicted to as kids. Someone should invent a "New Toy" scented car air freshener.
Clemens will join Dwight Gooden and about 40 other loose Starting Lineup figures currently stashed away until I can find a spot to properly display them.