Sunday, April 9, 2017

Topps - Surf Laundry Detergent

  Yesterday was a mighty fine day. The sun was shining, the White Sox and Cubs both won their games, and the mail bought us much delight! 

  Milo Grummons, from Trading Bases, sent two Topps - Surf Laundry Detergent Baseball Cards Books, one for each of Chicago's MLB teams. (1987) I don't encounter promotional items very often, although I had recently added some promo baseball cards to my want list at The Trading Card Database. Pizzaria cards. How cool is it that someone could deliver a baseball card with your pizza? Or, to sit down in a pizza joint and order a thin crust veggie with a side of baseball card?! Yeah, those would be cool cards to have for any team.

  So, back to these glossy picture books. Very sweet books. We had a pleasant afternoon of looking through these books and remembering cards from our childhood. I love it when Zip tells me stories of her interactions with the White Sox players, and I got to hear more stories, this time with pictures.

  Thank you Milo!


  1. Pizza with a side of baseball cards? I'd need some Surf detergent to get the inevitably large amounts of pizza sauce globs off of my shirt!

  2. i love oddballs, after all - I am one!