“Interesting times” means things like blogs fall by the wayside for a spell. I’ve got scans of all the great things Fuji sent me, but can’t write any of them up yet because I need to research them to sound like I have a vague sense of what I’m talking about.
However, this happened, and it speaks for itself, mostly:
Yes, complete pages from 1971 baseball are not uncommon. What’s the deal?
Well, it’s this:
This is the first page of the OPC high numbers I’ve managed to complete, almost six years after starting to build the set. If one wants to get really pedantic, it’s the second, since I also have the last page done, but this is the first 9-card sheet of highs I have. Jack DiLauro was the straggler.
As is obvious, by the last couple of series, OPC had given up on the redesign of the back and abandoned the French text. I’m not sure whether they got in trouble for this, but I note that in 1972. they didn’t bother with the high series at all and stopped the set at 525 cards. Most likely (IMO) they were knee-deep in hockey and didn’t want to spend the effort on the baseball anymore.
77 cards to go.