I almost went off on a tangent trying to talk my way through why I don't like jam bands all that much. As I started my writing, I realized that the real issue for me is simply that I've never really listened to most of these bands because it's just not my "scene." If it's yours, hey, that's cool -- turn me on to some good songs to get into, and I'll try it.
Anyway, I was trolling around the depths of eBay last week and came across an oddball that I have seen before on there but which I never found at a price I liked. This time, though, it was a low-priced item so I grabbed it:
This is a 1991 Topps Stand Up Candy Box of Robin Yount, number 36 of a set of 36 from a test issue that Topps tried that year. From reading a website or two, the American League players were issued in red boxes while NL players were issued in green. It is my understanding, though, that a rarer variation -- and I mean, really, Topps, do you have parallels for everything? (that's a joke, people...a joke!) -- exists in which all of the players were issued in clear plastic as well.
The truly scary thing to me is that my Robin Yount dispenser is 100% full to the brim with an identified, unlabeled circular candy inside of it. See -- this is a view from the bottom of the dispenser:
I have to admit -- I'm almost scared even to touch one of these sugary discs. Should I be concerned that these twenty-three year-old candies are still in the plastic and might cause the plastic to degrade? I mean, even though this plastic dispenser probably will last in one piece until the dinosaurs rise again, I'm a little concerned that the candy might last that long too.
Nonetheless and all joking aside, this was a nice, cheap (~$2) weird addition to my ever-expanding Robin Yount collection.
Programming Note: I sent out -- or rather my wife was kind enough to run to the post office to send out -- about 7 bubble mailers and a priority mailer. And, I also sent out a couple of PWEs as well. I'm almost caught up.
Well, I was before today's mail arrived.