I’ve been a tad busy the last few days so I missed 4 days of RJ. So to make up for it, here are 5 new RJ items(today would be the 5th…duh!).
Here is a 1974 Topps Stamp. It’s obviously not a stamp that you can put on a envelope and mail off. But it is the size of a stamp and once licked could be put in one of many stamp books to complete your baseball collection.
This is a RC Cola can from 1978 (#61). To the best of my knowledge the baseball series ran for 2 years (1977 & 1978) and then stopped. I don’t drink RC Cola but if it’s good enough for OJ Simpson perhaps I should start?
Up next is a 2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber “Leather” card (#LC-34). Surprisingly in this series RJ also has a “Lumber” card (which I will post at a later date). “Surprisingly” because why would a pitcher get a Lumber card? The “Leather” card obviously makes sense being that we have a former Cy Young award winner here.
1977 Topps Cloth card (#23) is basically the same as the 1977 Topps card (minus the NL All-Star graphic) but a fabric sticker. This series ran for 1 year and unlike the 1974 stamp it had no book to put them all in and collect. According to Topps, this series wasn’t for the collector but it was just kind of a sticker to put on your bedroom door, school notebook, school locker or your bag of weed (this IS from the 70’s..right?). Kind of like free promotion for Topps I guess.
Finally last but not least is a 1976 Isalys Disc card. Like I told you with the 1977 Chilly Willee card the majority of the “disc” cards used the same fronts. The 1977 disc cards are mainly with blue fronts while the 1976 disc cards used pink. I’m not sure about all the other players but the RJ cards even used the same photo. On the card you can see that the Isaly’s restaurant had 155 locations. There are now 3. Perhaps they shouldn’t have sold the rights to their finest invention ever…the Klondike bar.