At some point I saw another blogger post some of these 1994 Oscar Mayer pop-up discs. I don't remember who or when; it was a while ago now. But I wanted a few for myself.
Kirby Puckett disc back.
These are from 1994, when I was still just barely collecting. I don't typically pick up post-1994 items, so these are just within my usual limits. I only wanted a few, and Kirby Puckett is a good choice for me. I have had two of his 1985 Topps rookie cards for a long, long time, and they have pride of place in my main binder.
Ruben Sierra disc back.
Ruben Sierra was one of the many important rookie cards in the 1987 Topps set; in the time I was watching, he played with the Rangers and A's. Over the next years he also played with the Yankees, Tigers, Reds, Blue Jays, White Sox, Rangers again, Mariners, Rangers again, Yankees again, and Twins, topping 2000 career hits.
Andy Van Slyke.
Andy Van Slyke disc back.
Then there's Andy Van Slyke, who was very important to me in the late 80s/early 90s as a Pirates fan. I didn't buy just one Van Slyke, though. In the interest of having my cake and eating it too, I bought one to keep as it came and one to open up.
A few lines of stats.
I didn't want to open it wrong, so I practiced first. I bought my friend the Mets fan a Lenny Dykstra disc, and we opened it together. We did it a little wrong, tearing it in one place. So then I knew how to open this Van Slyke. Inside there are stats for the most recent five years.
There's also a trivia question and answer that pops out. Who won the most Gold Gloves? Brooks Robinson, of course. But also Jim Kaat, I think, who wasn't mentioned. But not anymore, thanks to Greg Maddux.