Thursday, September 6, 2012

Something I picked up at Sports Authority

Sports Authority sent me an e-mail with a 25% off coupon download for my birthday. Mighty nice of them.

So I went to one of the two stores that are close by.  If you don't know Paramus NJ, it has some of the bigger malls in NJ. The Garden State Plaza (I refuse to use the "Westfield" prefix), Paramus Park, Bergen Town Center, and The Fascist Center.  Whoops, meant The Fashion Center.

The other thing Paramus has is duplicate stores.  Just like you might have 2 Derek Jeter cards laying around.  Paramus has duplicate stores, two Modell's, two Sports Authority, two Toys r Us, two Best Buys, two Old Navy.  I'm sure  there are others, just can't think of any at the moment.  One of the reasons for this is that there are two major highways that intersect in Paramus.  Route 17 runs North/South, and Route 4 runs East/West.  The thinking behind the two stores, (all the ones I list have both a Route 17 and Route 4 store), is that most people travel only one of these two roads through Paramus.  If you don't have a "presence" on each road, you are most likely missing out on sales.  This doesn't hold true for me.  I live in the adjacent town and I can travel either road, depends on what store is closer to  home.

I used my 25% off to buy a blaster of 2012 Topps series 2.  I have only purchased blasters and a few looseys for this series, no hobby at all.  As I am only putting together one set, I'm trying to not buy so much.

But, something else caught my eye.  Just like it did at Toys r Us earlier this year.  Have a look

Once again, the bright yellow starburst in the upper left hand corner caught my eye.  Being the inquisitive type, I had to try a pack.  It didn't hurt that the cashier also took 25% off this pack.  The coupon was only supposed to be good for one purchase and I used it on the blaster first.

So lets see what these Yankee Legends look like...

What the?  A 1998 Jeter and a 1999 Posada.  Posada isn't exactly a legend, and we've seen these card before, or have we?  The cards appear a brighter than their originals. And the backs

Ahh Bach, I mean the backs.  My guess is, that there is one card for each of the 27 World Series Championships.  The 99 Posada is numbered YC25.  So 2000 is 26 and 2009 would be 27.
Fronts are glossy, backs are matte.  Another impossible subset to complete.  I'll keep my eyes out for this
on the bay, etc.  But I won't get my hopes up.  Oh, btw, the copyright on the back is 2010.  Anyone have any info on that, or is it another Topps screw up.

Lastly, look at the packs.

The packs are taped together, the Jeter and Posada were in between the packs.  Never seen that before.

Well, that's all I have for now.

Wow, two posts within a week.  I better go lay down.


  1. Topps really screws Yankee fans to the wall.

    1. The sure do, and I'm getting tired of it. In a way, I sometimes hope they don't ever make the World Series. It's impossible to collect the Series auto's and relics. It will also be nice when Jeter retires, as everyone collects his stuff.

  2. What about the rest of us who get tired of pulling those Yankees? Just kidding, it's good tradebait.

    1. Well, you can always trade them to me. Wink, wink. For a while back in the early 90's, all I pulled were Frank Thomas inserts.

  3. I have a couple of "Westfield" malls near me (I live in Silver Spring, MD) but I continue to call them by their original names one I used to live a mile and a half away from now I'm like 7 or 8 miles from it. I grew up with that mall. Wheaton Plaza was originally a one level open-air mall. IN the last 20-30 years it has since been "roofed" and converted to a two level mall. It's official name is Westfield Wheaton. The other Westfield near by me is Westfield Montgomery (in Rockville, MD) originally called and still called by me Montgomery Mall.

    1. Same thing with the Garden State Plaza. I'm going to post a follow up with pictures.

  4. To answer your question about the two Yankees cards...they were part of a boxed set that I found at Target a couple of years ago. I did write a post about them here: Twenty-Seven World Championships...Twenty-Seven Yankees Cards.

    Hope it helps.


    JayBee Anama