Today, we have Challenge #3: A card from the first set you tried to complete.
I’m fairly certain that the first set I ever tried to complete was 1987 Topps. I don’t think I ever tried to complete the set in 1986, and that would be the only other candidate. So, for this exercise I’m just going to assume it was the ’87. With that nailed down, I'm going to go with this card:
I was just a youngster when this card came out, but remember being very confused when I saw it. “Earliest home run”. What did that mean? By date? By time? As it turns out, it means by pitch. Dwight Evans hit the first pitch of the season out of the park. Of course, that was just the first pitch of the Red Sox season. (Well, and the Tigers season, I suppose.) I have no idea if it was the first game of the year. Or if someone else hit a ball on the third pitch, but one minute before Evans. So, “earliest” is kind of an odd designation.
But, the card itself is pretty cool. A great picture of Evans filling out the frame. The colors work well with the wood borders.
And with it, I was one more step closer to completing the 1987 set.