Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's better than Denny's?

Mmmm, Denny’s on a Sunday morning. What’s better? Well, maybe Denny’s at 3am after a night of drinking. Or maybe just IHOP in general.

Anyways, Denny’s was awesome growing up because they always had baseball cards. They were always cool too – either a hologram or a sportflix-type card. Yeah, you only got one in a pack, but that made it all the more special and easier to pull someone good. Plus my grandmothers and their friends always ate at Denny’s after their bowling league, so I would end up with a few packs at once. 

These cards pop up on eBay from time to time. Sometimes they are unopened packs. Other, just singles. Rarely do they go for big bucks, so I occasionally bid. I won this particular card for $.23 shipped. It’s a 1996 Pinnacle Denny’s Wade Boggs. I believe in the years before this, Upper Deck produced these cards. This particular card is not only a hologram, but when you turn it Boggs actually swings! Mind-blowing stuff.