My winnings have arrived!

A couple weeks ago, I posted about winning a small cache of cards from another blog.
The treasures have arrived.


Cards include:
2 Joe Morgan Topps Kmart
1 2012 Topps Heritage Hank Aaron Flashback
1 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection Hank Aaron
1 2001 Topps Golden Moments Roberto Clemente
1 2013 Topps Archives George Brett
1 Topps Kmart Pete Rose
1 1983 Donruss Dave Winfield
1 1987 Topps Dave Winfield
1 1987 Fleer Tony Gwynn
1 1989 Donruss MVP Tony Gwynn
1 1984 Topps Highlights Rickey Henderson
1 1985 Topps Rickey Henderson
1 1987 Fleer Rickey Henderson
1 1989 Fleer Eddie Murray
1 1989 Score Eddie Murray
1 1986 Fleer Paul Molitor
1 1991 Topps Paul Molitor
1 1982 Fleer Dave Parker
1 2012 Panini Golden Age Reggie Jackson
1 2004 Fleer Greats Reggie Jackson – Yankees
1 2004 Fleer Greats Reggie Jackson – Angels
1 1984 Topps Wade Boggs
1 1985 Topps Wade Boggs
1 1993 Collectors Choice (UD) Dennis Eckersley Team Checklist
1 1986 Topps Team Leaders Andre Dawson
1 1987 Topps Andre Dawson
1 1991 Donruss Andre Dawson

Great cards, Great contest!
Thanks for the prize!

Empty soda bottles = Baseball Cards

As a kid, I would walk miles looking for empty soda bottles. Why? to cash them in so I could buy baseball cards. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I didn’t get much spending money, so empty soda bottles was the way to go. People would buy soda in 16oz bottles and pay $0.10 per bottle deposit. The idea was to return the bottle to the store and get their 10 cents back. Many people just threw them out car windows and in trash. Car wash’s and along the roadside was the best place to find them.


Baseball card we’re $0.25 per pack and for 10 bottles, you could get four packs and feel like a baseball card king!


Z Rock & the Power Pig

Sometime right before Christmas in 1990, ‘The Beaver, Ninety Sixxxxxxxxx and a halfffffff’ flipped over to Z Rock. Its just what I needed at that time. Wayne’s World was popular on TV, Headbanger’s Ball was one of the top rated shows on MTV, G’N’R – Poison – Whitesnake – Great White was tearing up the radio charts, except in Cincinnati. The local rock radio station kept spinning Boston, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC but ignored the Glam/Hair rock scene. Bands would skip touring Cincy because of the lack of airplay of their songs.

zrock ad

Z Rock played it all, Metallica to Kix to Poison to Alice Cooper to Megadeth to Dio to well, you get the point. WEBN noticed the trend and took some ratings hits but didn’t want to play those bands so they came up with the station called ‘107.1 The Power Pig’. They basically copied Z Rock and any ratings The Power Pig got, WEBN basically absorbed that rating too.

power pig

The Power Pig was a ‘No DJ’s’ somewhat automated station. They didn’t play Hendrix or Pink Floyd, as in the title, ‘Zero Music by Dead guys’.

In 1992, the rock music scene started to change with the Seattle grunge movement and Z Rock started playing more Sound Garden, Screaming Trees, Nirvana & Pearl Jam. So did the Power Pig. Early on a Sunday morning in June of 1992, Z Rock was no more. The owners flipped back to country. Sad day in Cincy.
By November 1992, the Power Pig was slaughtered for Alternative rock and changed to Channel Z.