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|Say it with me: YIKES.|
Brian Hansen and Morten Anderson, both kickers for the Saints, got together and founded Kicks Records. This 45, their label's premier release, is a rare and beautiful treasure. I spun it the minute I got home.
Have you ever seen Boogie Nights? You know the scene where they're doing a bunch of coke and recording that song "You've got the touch....." and neither guy can really sing and the harmonies are off and the backing track is just as electro-cheesepop as can be? Yeah, that.
We love Morten in New Orleans, but damn.
I bought these because they were dirt cheap and hilarious.....
This box of '89 Donruss was in amazing condition and only cost five bucks. I was quick to snap it up in the hope of pulling a pristine Griffey rookie. Sadly it didn't happen. This is the second box of '89 Donruss I'm broken with no #33's to be had. The cards I did pull were absolutely flawless with pristine edges and corners and perfect surfaces. Still, it was fun tearing into all that wax. Great smell.
This box from 1990 was another $5 find I couldn't pass up. Plus it was something else to aid me in my pack-ripping addiction.
I was able to assemble the entire set of 200 cards with this one box with plenty of cards left over. Here's a few to give you an idea of what they looked like:
The school mascot is Mike VI now. One of our close friends was his vet for two years, so I've gotten to spend some close-up time with Mike in the indoor part of his enclosure. We fed him horse meat. It was neat.
This was a very exciting find for me as I am a big Albert Brooks fan. If you haven't see Defending Your Life with him, Rip Torn and Meryl Streep, I highly recommend it. The guy is hilarious.
So that's it. I came home with zero Griffeys. Not a one. I tried with that '89 Donruss box, but to no avail. Maybe next month....