30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Enough For A Sleeve

A friend of mine has a bunch of tattoos.  He has them on his arms, chest, back, neck, and even on his hands.  And if I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure he mentioned that he was addicted to "ink".

Well I now know exactly what he means.  Earlier this month, I got my first tattoo.  After that... I just had to have more, so I headed over to eBay and picked up a box of 1986 Topps Baseball Tattoos:


The box contained 36 wax packs.  Each pack contained one sheet of very colorful tattoos:


And although they advertise that each sheet has 18 tattoos... there's actually only 16:  8 players and 8 action shots.

Collation was pretty good.  I came up one sheet short of a complete set of 24 sheets.

Here are a few of my favorites:






I'm not quite sure which arm I'm going to put these bad boys on, but I'm certain that beautiful Rose is going to be planted on my lower back.

Happy Hump Day and sayonara!

14 comments:

  1. I wonder how rare these are at this point considering how many wound up on various limbs that eventually were washed away.

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    1. My guess is that Topps printed a bunch... enough to satisfy collectors for the next three to five generations. Actually... the gum damaged a few of the stamps and my guess is it'll only get worse down the road.

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  2. pretty awesome for halloween, get baseball inked up

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    1. I should have passed them out to kids last night. Talk about confusing today's youth.

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  3. Carney Lansford's just happy to be here...

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    1. Lol. I thought they did a pretty good job with Lansford... capturing the 'stache and all.

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  4. I've gotten some of those in trade packages and didn't know where they came from...so thanks! And good luck with that Rose.

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    1. lol... I'm saving him for a special occasion.

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  5. I vote for the Pucket tatoo. He's blinking at you!

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    1. Lol... just noticed that. So is Reardon.

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  6. You should get a real tattoo that looks just like one of these.

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