(That's an actual product by the way. Good stuff.)
But seriously, my luck with the Diamond Giveaway codes wasn't great this year, there were few pre-1970 cards to be found in my stack. But when I found out that I was going to get free shipping (for 25 cards, at least) thanks to reaching the 45-ring mark, I got an idea - why not work the trade wires and convert all these random cards into random Brewer cards?? By the time I was done, I had a collection chock full of Milwaukee Brewer history! Unfortunately no cards of Mr. Yount though...
This one is my personal favorite of the lot. That mustache makes a statement, and that statement is that this man is most definitely Randy and Ready.
Another favorite pickup was this 1977 Brewers Team Card:
And of course I really like my two Diamond Die Cuts. The scan really doesn't do them justice:
Sadly I had a third diamond die cut of Chris Young from the Diamondbacks, but I was unable to convert that card into a Rickie Weeks diamond die cut. Available for trade for any Arizona fans out there!
And now, the rest!:
1973 Topps #74 - Billy Champion
1974 Topps #12 - Dave May
1974 Topps #525 - Clyde Wright
1974 Topps #574 - Bill Parsons
1975 Topps #305 - Jim Colborn
1975 Topps #456 - Bob Coluccio
1976 Topps #244 - Bill Sharp
1976 Topps #479 - Bobby Mitchell
1977 Topps #307 - Gary Sutherland
1978 Topps #77 - Ed Kirkpatrick
1978 Topps #51 - Charlie Moore
1978 Topps #24 - Don Money
1978 Topps #474 - Jim Slaton
1978 Topps #95 - Jamie Quirk
1979 Topps #285 - Don Money
1979 Topps #243 - Buck Martinez
1979 Topps #213 - Bill Travers
1979 Topps #133 - Bill Castro
1979 Topps #108 - Eduardo Rodriguez
1980 Topps #24 - Jim Slaton
1980 Topps #579 - Charlie Moore
1980 Topps #357 - Bob McClure
1980 Topps #668 - Brewers Future Stars: Danny Boitano, Willie Mueller, Lenn Sakata
1981 Topps #183 - Dick Davis
1981 Topps #25 - Sixto Lezcano
1982 Topps #378 - Mike Caldwell
1982 Topps #466 - Randy Lerch
1983 Topps #10 - Gorman Thomas
1984 Topps #298 - Jim Gantner
1985 Topps #317 - Jack Lazorko
1986 Topps #137 - Charlie Moore
1986 Topps #662 - Bill Schroeder
All told, I picked up 36 Brewers for my team binder. Not too shabby at all!
Previous Trivia Question:
Who delivered the famous "The Giants win the pennant!" radio call for Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World"?
A: Russ Hodges was the voice behind this famous moment in baseball history.
Today's Trivia Question:
What stadium served as the home of Philadelphia baseball for 67 years beginning in 1909?