Yeah you've seen 1989 Topps before. But have you ever seen 1989 Topps on a plane?
Christmas Break this year included a few days back at the parents' house, where I was gifted several Topps packs from 1987 to 1989. As I was sitting in the airport waiting for my group number to be called, I decided it might be cool to rip one of the packs on the plane. I originally pondered "live blogging" it (just like...video taping it using my IPod) but that seemed like it wouldn't work well, and I think the stewardess might have had the plane grounded due to me looking insane.
So I just took photos instead.
Of a 1989 Topps pack break.
While ON A PLANE!
Let's see how I did!
Of course then I fully opened the pack and ew...gum explosion everywhere:
I decided to offer some water to my next two cards, Mark Thurmond and Wade Boggs:
My next card, Mike Witt, helped me check out some plane safety techniques. Luckily I was not in an exit row, as Witt blocked the 4th picture so I wouldn't have known what to do!
And good ol' Sparky Anderson helped review the use of my seat as a floatation device:
At this point we hit a little turbulence, and poor Don Baylor got a little queasy:
Kirk McCaskill felt a little sick after that moment, so he had to look out the window onto the clouds:
But Jimy Williams thought the window was too bright, so he shut it 2/3rd's of the way to get some shut eye:
At this time ours ears were starting to pop, so I offered some Orbit to Bryan Harvey and Bobby Witt:
Moving onto the in-flight reading, Ellen Page was in "The Spotlight" according to American Way, but Mike Jackson stole the spotlight for a moment:
I then pulled this Topps shirt advertisement card, which I think pairs well with this ad. That 5x Topps shirt is definitely beautifully epic:
Mark Grant decided to have a go at the crossword puzzle:
Sweet Lou Whitaker had a bit more trouble with the Sudoku:
By then the magazines had to go away, as the plane was arriving in Cincinnati. So I made sure my Pat Borders was in its locked, upright position:
And finally the last "star" card of the pack arrived. Our league leader that peaked through at the beginning was none other than Orel Hershiser. Certainly a nice star card for a 1989 Topps pack:
It was kind of fun opening a pack of cards on a plane - certainly mixed it up from the typical card-opening situation. I wonder if I can work in other weird card-opening situations in the New Year - could be a nice new little series in this 7th year of the GSNHOF!