Sunday, June 17, 2018

Flooding on the Rhine, 1988


When I traveled in Germany in 1988, the Rhine River had flooded. Here's a picture.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

1988 Topps Mini Leaders #4 DeWayne Buice


I mentioned this a while ago when I started scanning this stack of cards and posting them here- I love "Leaders" and "Future Stars" sets and "Diamond Kings" type card sets because you look at them thirty years later (these cards are thirty years old!) and wonder "Who the Heck was DeWayne Buice?"

So I googled him. He only played 2 and a half seasons in the majors, BUT he happened to be at the right place at the right time and literally walked into a deal where he became a partner in the Upper Deck Baseball Card company at the peak of the baseball card craze in the late 1980s. 

He made WAY more money not really doing much for them than he ever made in baseball. The world we live in is just crazy. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Temple from the Train


Traveling by train in Greece, you see this sort of thing. Just another ancient temple, yawn! Taken in 1988.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How Nancy is Reagan?


Taken in Germany in 1988. I don't think the Germans like Nancy Reagan. The story asks how much influence Nancy has on Ronald Reagan.

Monday, June 11, 2018