Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1976 Topps... Do You Feel Old Too?

Hey folks, I'm still in the process of arranging my 10+ year old scanner to be returned home, but in the meantime, I noticed something rather disturbing, particularly if you were around to collect cards in 1976.

Now, most folks in the blogosphere are aware of the 'All-Time All-Stars' subset in 1976 Topps, but there's one thing I noticed on this card :

*Image Borrowed

The stats on the back say that Lou Gehrig played his last games in 1939, which is correct.

That was 37 years before this card was placed into wax packs and sold to the masses.

This year, 2013, marks exactly 37 years since this card was produced. If you were a kid in 1976, and were listening to 'old guys' talking about seeing/hearing Gehrig's famous farewell speech, then I guess you're now the equivalent of one of those 'old guys'. Wow...

Time sure flies...

Nick J

P.S. I apologize for the forthcoming photographs of cards, they're meant to look so much better, as they would on a scanner, but blah blah blah... work gets in the way of life, yet again!


  1. I fall into that category of one of those "old guys" now.

    I my day there were 15 cards in a pack and a piece of bubble gum, if you were lucky it wasn't stale and wouldn't break your teeth.

  2. I think about this all the time. When I was younger, anything that was in the '40s or '50s was ancient. But that was only 30 or 40 years ago at the time. Now 30 or 40 years ago is -- my childhood. Gulp.

  3. I am a young buck but have an apprecation for the old guy stuff. Gehrig is a favorite of mine as far as baseball card collecting goes.Love the blog man just started following check mine out feel free to join the site. Good luck collecting bro!

  4. Great post. I've never blogged about it... but I too think about this all of the time. However, I don't always relate it to sports and cardboard. I remember my dad talking about living in Hawaii when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, 40 years before I was born... and now I'm 40. I sort of have a new found respect for all of those insane childhood stories my father told me years ago, because now I'm the old guy telling them.