In the fall of 1987, I was eleven years old, just about to turn twelve, and I had started seventh grade. My parents had separated less than a year ago and my older brother had started high school. Within that past year I think I had been shedding childhood interests such as Transformers and G.I. Joe, and I turned to baseball. I had always had some interest in baseball but the 1987 season is when I started following daily, and the 1987 World Series is the first that I made a point of watching. Dad wasn't around that year (my parents got back together later), and who knows what my older brother was off doing. But Mom and I watched that 1987 World Series together, and it was a great series. Fortunately the whole thing is on YouTube, and I'm currently partway through Game 4.
One thing that 1987 series did for us was make us aware of Kirby Puckett.
I went digging through my main binder to see who else from the 1987 Twins or Cardinals I had. I only turned up a handful, and maybe my secondary binder has more. But another then-valuable rookie card I had was a 1986 Donruss Vince Coleman.
|1987 Fleer Update (glossy?) Joe Magrane and 1987 Fleer Jack Clark.|
It goes without saying that I'm having trouble finding the time to blog. My last post before this was almost four months ago! Being home all day isn't helping, as I have to take care of our almost-five-year-old son while my wife works from home (I work from home too but with more flexible hours). Let me close just by wishing that you all stay well!