What did I win? Lots. I'll break this into 3 parts.
Part the 1stFirst I got 4 Complete team sets from some box breaks Tom was having. I of course picked the Angels.
Here's the complete Angel team set from 1989 Swell
Here's the complete Angel team set from 1990 Swell
Here's the complete Angel team set from 1991 Swell:
And here's the complete Angel team set from 1990 Pacific Legends
Part the 2ndWhile I was already getting the Angels as the prize for my win, I decided to go ahead and buy a 2nd team from the break. I went ahead and selected the Red Sox. What's that? No, I'm not secretly a Red Sox fan. I've already detailed the nightmares the Red Sox have caused me over the years. Nope. I wanted:
somebody already claimed them. So I went with my other favorite and claimed the Boston Splendid Splinters. I already have a destination for a set of the other Sox.
*mini-rant time. I got 68 Red Sox from the four sets, including doubles. I got 9 Angels. What the ?? Seriously no love for the Angels. C'mon man! end rant.*
Part the 3rdNow, that was pretty much what I was expecting and was really very happy with that. But there was an added bonus. And by bonus, I mean B O N U S !
I LOVE SSPC!! Seriously. I remember seeing this set in a Baseball Card Guide as a kid and thinking it was a novelty. It looked odd to me. It was a one-off set. Now that I have some, I want more, more, more.
Here's a look at the back. There's a lot to notice here.
First, full names. Another thing Donruss ripped off.
There's uniform numbers. Nobody did that until Score in 1988.
These are 1976 SSPC, but notice the 1975 copyright date. And to top that, notice the teams listed for these players. The two on the left are in Angel unis on the fronts, and the two on the right are in Red Sox unis. All four were traded between November 4 and December 12 of 1975. But there's a 1975 copyright date.
Did I mention I love SSPC?