|1982 7-Eleven Slurpee Cups Checklist.|
This serves a specific purpose of bringing back a small part of my childhood. There was a 7-Eleven down the street from my house when I was little. I would have been 6 years old for most of 1982, and I know that I had a Nolan Ryan Slurpee cup at some point. I had a couple more, too, but I don't remember which players. But I remember Nolan Ryan specifically because that's how I first heard of Nolan Ryan. Whoever the other players were, if they were the local heroes Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose, or if they were players I had cards of or had seen play, I had heard of them. But I remember thinking, who is this Nolan Ryan guy, and why is he on my Slurpee cup? Later I found out that Nolan Ryan was a big deal, at least as far as strikeouts and no hitters were concerned.
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