Saturday, March 12, 2011

1991 Stadium Club #463



Card Review: 9.6 This set blew my mind when it was released.  Yet to this day I've never bought so much as single pack of it as it also blew my budget when it was released.  Topps put out some amazing cards in this set, and at the time I felt disappointed because I didn't think the Wallach just isn't one of them.  But since then, this card has grown on me perhaps more than any other in my collection.  It just screams New York and Shea Stadium to me now, and has become one of my favorite Wallach cards8

In Cooperstown where I was living at the time, all the local card shops were charging $8 a pack for this stuff and the tourist were paying it.  So I didn't see too many examples other than the ones in glass cases in the card shops.  It wasn't until a local derelict up the street shoplifted an entire box of the stuff that I was able to get my hands on a Wallach.  I didn't feel guilty about it at the time, and still don't today.  Not at $8 a pack.

Fun Facts: *The Expos were forced to play a disproportionate number of road games in 1991 due to collapsing concrete walls in Olympic Stadium.
*1991 was Montreal's only last place finish in the NL East during Tim's tenure with the club.
Number of this card in my collection: 10
2012 update: 27
2013 update: 32
2014 update: 46
2015 update: 57 
2016 update: 70

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