|Recent acqusition, to complete my 1987 Topps Traded Set: #94T, Lance Parrish.|
Friday, August 11, 2017
Recent Acquisition: 1987 Topps Traded Lance Parrish
When I recently organized my collection for storage, I found a note that I left to myself: my 1987 Topps Traded set was missing a card, Lance Parrish. It's hard to imagine why. Was it a mistake at the factory? Did I trade it, or sell it? It all seems unlikely. In any case, for my set to be complete, I needed a 1987 Topps Traded #94T, Lance Parrish, so I ordered one from ebay for $1.95.
Parrish was the Phillies' main catcher for a couple of years, 1987-1988. My dad and I went to a bunch of Phillies games back then, and I remember him being booed (he wasn't too popular, and Phillies' fans liked to boo) early in the game. He hit a home run, and the boos turned briefly to cheers. By 1989, Darren Daulton was the Phillies regular catcher, and he was more popular. Turns out Daulton passed away just the other day.