yes, i traded with curt from 1978, the year it all began. it wasn't the first time he and i had made a trade, but it was likely the most lopsided. i had asked him for a scan of a steve garvey sga item, and he obliged. he also offered to send me a hard copy of it, and i told him i would send him a 2009 topps dodger factory set in exchange. he didn't mention that he was also going to send a map.
here's the garvey sga that started the whole transaction
it's all about consecutive game goodness. the photo is from garvey's 1000th consecutive game, but the sga occurred on the occasion of his moving into fourth place all-time with his 1104th consecutive game. of course, garvey went on to pass billy williams in 1983, but he was a padre by then. he played in game number 1118 at dodger stadium, though, and my dad was kind enough to take me to see the game in person. it is still to this day the only time i have received a steve garvey autograph in person.
more garvey goodness in the box, including this 1977 pepsi glove disc
i was hot and cold with these oddballs until just a few months ago. i did have a few in my garvey collection, but not more than a couple. now i have several of the msa discs that came out in the 1970's into the 1980's, including a 1981 blank back (trust me)
and a 1976 towne club version
from the 1984 7-11 slurpee coin set.
fernando and garvey are together forever on this 1987 m&m's panel
those padres hats look really bad without the logo. they look only slightly better with, however, as we see on this 1984 fun foods pin proof
i am glad curt sent this to me. it is much easier to store in the binder than the actual pin back.
here's steve garvey in the metrodome, courtesy of the 1986 donruss pop-ups set
it's hard to believe that garvey was part of the home run derby held prior to the 1985 all-star game in minneapolis. his slugging days were behind him by then, unfortunately.
there really was so much cool stuff in the box. media guides, team issued photos, union oil portraits (from 1962 and 1982), fernando valenzuela perfect attendance certificates, magazines, and more. it was the package that keeps on giving.
i'll show two more cards - this one is from 1977 landsman playing cards and features jackie robinson down the third base line
i think jackie is the five of diamonds or something like that. these are similar to the playing cards that pepsi put out in 1978
last but not least is this 1987 donruss all-stars card of steve sax
thanks curt! that really was an awesome box of goodness.