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.
Recent acqusition, to complete my 1987 Topps Traded Set: #94T, Lance Parrish.
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.


  1. It appears as though Lance is just as confused as you are as to why he was missing from your set! I know Philly has a reputation for boo birds and hostility, but the game I went to there a couple years ago was a joy all the way around... and I was even wearing the opposing teams jersey!

    1. I haven't been to many games in a long time, but it's possible the fans have mellowed; the new stadium certainly is more comfortable, in case that has anything to do with it. Back in the day, wearing an opposing team's jersey would probably be ok, unless it was the Mets. Mets fans would come down in droves from New Jersey/New York, and get into fights. We stopped going to Mets games in Philly.