Saturday, May 21, 2016

To Know Bo is to love Bo


I bet you think I am referencing this Bo? 
No it is this Bo that is the topic of this post.

A couple of years ago we went to an antique “faire” in Alameda, CA just across from Oakland. Of course I was trolling for baseball items and with some exceptions such as boxes and boxed sets of junk wax there wasn’t much. I did run across a guy who had an open box of 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo cards selling $1 a pack-so how could I pass up two packs? The set used photos and stills from "The John Derek Scrap Book", John being her husband. Each box held 36 packs and each pack was a whopping 30 cents. and had 8 cards and a poster. A set of Here's Bo was 198 cards in total. 

Fast forward to yesterday when I decided it was time to open them. I wasn’t saving them for any purpose I just put them away and my great organizing party of 2016 uncovered them. 
As one would expect the gum waaassss a little stale after 25 years,
Each pack contained one poster, 

I wouldn't say the card stock was poor and it did remind me of the early Fleer baseball issues which isn't a shock. So what cards did the two packs yield? How about my "favorites"first, if one could have favorites. 



Now the rest,






The backs are pretty bland but what would one expect? Though, some have puzzle backs that you can put together. I couldn't find what a completed one looks like.

2 comments:

  1. Great flashback post. When I was a kid (maybe 8 or 9), my older brother moved out and I inherited his room. He had two posters hanging up. One was of Farrah Fawcett. The other was Bo Derek. I kept Farrah up... but took Bo down. Back in the day, I didn't like here hair as much as Farrah's.

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    1. thank you-yeah the corn rows weren't for me

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