Friday, November 1, 2019

McKinney, TX

This is my dog Ivy.  She'll turn ten months old next week.  For the most part, she's a pretty good dog.  Sure, we've had to work through some of the normal puppy stuff, house breaking, basic commands, and of course chewing.  With the exception of perhaps shedding fur all over everything in my home, chewing seems to be her greatest skill thus far.  I've lost a wallet and drivers license (always nice to go to MVD), four pairs of shoes, two leather belts, a chair, two cell phone screens (yes, she eats cell phones), a tomato garden, a Doug Marrone autographed game used football from Syracuse's classic win over Akron sometime around 2008, a set of cork coasters, all the throw pillows in my house (didn't really like them anyway), and most regratabley, some baseball cards.

Recently she got hold of an envelope sent by regular contributor and fellow Wallach collector, Nick, of McKinney, Texas.  Nick sent me a nice padded envelope stuffed full with 141 Wallach cards, including the first 1991 Topps Tiffany that has crossed my desk since 2012.  Unfortunately, I rather "carelessly" left the envelope on a shelf four feet above the floor, neatly stored in a plastic milk crate with some other magazines and mail.  Worse yet, I had the audacity to leave the house and go to work.  My dog, upon seeing the "reckless" manner in which I left the envelope took it upon herself to pull the milk crate off of the book shelf and do her best to destroy the contents.  The cards, thankfully, survived with only minor injures.  I can't say the same for the Mad Magazine and New Yorker.  However, I still count Wallach cards whether they're mint, slightly dinged, or even partially eaten, as is the case here. 

 My favorite cards of the assortment, the run from '82 to '85 came out more or less okay, and the two '83 O-Pee-Chee's (a card I love) were both untouched.  Here's a break down of what was sent by Nick.  Thanks for the cards, they're always appreciated.

Updated Totals:

1982 Donurss: 215
1982 Fleer: 378
1982 Topps x5: 1,224
1983 Donruss: 140
1983 Fleer: 134
1983 O-Pee-Chee x2: 41
1983 Topps x2: 283
1984 Donruss: 156
1984 Fleer x2: 127
1984 Topps x2: 366
1985 Donruss: 123
1985 O-Pee-Chee: 26
1985 Topps x10: 344
1986 Donruss x2: 157
1986 Fleer: 127
1986 Leaf: 29
1986 Topps x3: 371
1986 Topps All-Star x2: 663
1987 Donruss: 436
1987 Fleer: 226
1987 O-Pee-Chee: 19
1987 Topps x2: 931
1988 Donruss x4: 886
1988 Fleer x6: 300
1988 Fleer MVP: 18
1988 Kay Bee: 34
1988 O-Pee-Chee: 17
1988 Revco: 40
1988 Score: 277
1988 Topps x4: 725
1988 Topps All-Star x2: 747
1988 Topps Big: 64
1988 Topps Glossy Send-In: 20
1988 Topps Mini Leader: 36
1988 Topps Super Star: 33
1989 Bowman x2: 159
1989 Donruss x3: 409
1989 Fleer x2: 393
1989 Score: 184
1989 Topps x3: 761
1989 Upper Deck: 200
1990 Bowman: 105
1990 Donruss x10: 456
1990 Fleer x14: 453
1990 Fleer League Leaders: 11
1990 Score: 311
1990 Topps x5: 535
1990 Upper Deck x4: 317
1991 Bowman: 69
1991 Donurss x3: 292
1991 Donruss MVP x2: 273
1991 Fleer: 187
1991 Leaf x2: 173
1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier x6: 79
1991 Score x3: 254
1991 Score The Franchise x4: 215
1991 Topps Tiffany: 3

One more photo of the card chewer.............


  1. My dog's overcome his habit of chewing our belongings, but back when he was younger, he ate such inedible things as CDs and plastic toys. I don't know how he's still alive.

    Ivy did you a favor chewing up that autographed football. Marrone's a tool.

  2. This is the content I needed to start off my day.
    Well written!

    P.S. - Your dog is beautiful.