Sunday, September 12, 2021

Opening A 1988 Roger Clemens MLB Kenner Starting Lineup


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. 

8 comments:

  1. I guess this means you're back! If you ever need a 2-minute break from toys, it'd be neat to see some of the other top loadered cards in that box.

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  2. I'm sure I'll be in the minority writing this on a toy blog... but I actually think the card is 10x cooler than the figure. But I do enjoy lining my classroom shelves with the figures... while filling my top loaders and shoe boxes with the cards.

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  3. Starting Lineup cards are super cool and underrated. 1992 had a nice design.

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  4. Outstanding! Nothing like the smell of vintage plastic in the morning. I agree with you on the checklists. Too many legalese now on toy packaging. Bring back the checklist or the "collect them all" montage.

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  5. Checklists,character bios,animal sidekicks, all lacking in today's action figure packaging.

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  6. Still can't forgive what he did to my boy Mike Piazza! "I thought it was the ball" my ass!

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  7. Just like when he said he never used PEDS 😂 Piazza took it too lightly if you ask me. He should have charged the mound! I guess that wouldn't have been very Piazza-like, though.

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