I wanted these when I was a kid...

Don't act like you know how much I wanted LJN's SportsTalk when I was a kid.

Because you have no idea.

I saw all the commercials. Saw them at the mall. Couldn't afford them. The player was like $25 if I remember correctly and packs of like 5 cards were $4. That was sacrificing alot of 50 cent per pack baseball back then, and alot of days not eating lunch at school so I could save that extra dollar. By the time I had enough money saved to buy the player and a pack, they were all gone. This thing flopped on Nintendo's Virtual Boy levels. I never saw them again.

Recently while browsing the Trading Card Database, I ran across a few of the SportsTalk Dodgers and had to have them. Steve Sax, Mike Marshall and Orel Hershiser. I now have a John Tudor and Kirk Gibson on the way as well leaving me needing Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela and the Brooklyn Dodgers' Don Drysdale and Duke Snider. 

Now to find me a player as well.

2018 Topps Future Stars Walker Buehler and 2018 Topps 1983 Corey Seager. Couple of more near set killers. Still need Urias and Seager on the Future Stars and Verdugo, Wood and Darvish on the 1983's.

Picked up a couple more 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Dodgers. Didn't really know much about these Swell releases until I started reading the blogs, but I'm hooked now. 

1990 Score Scoremasters Orel Hershiser. Another set I knew nothing of until stumbling across it on the TCDB.

2016 Allen & Ginter The Numbers Game Jackie Robinson. Never turn away cards I don't already have of Jackie Robinson.

My count of 2013 Gypsy Queen Mini Dodgers went up by 4.

2001 Topps The Tradition Continues Shawn Green. Already have the Kevin Brown. Pretty sure they were the only 2 Dodgers in this set.

Not many  capture the pure flamboyance of the great Mike Piazza like this one does. 

1994 Topps Gold. Really want to get the 1992, 1993 and 1994 Topps Gold Dodgers sets done soon. And the 1992 Topps Gold Winners Dodgers. 

Thank you guys for reading! 


  1. Never saw the Baseball Talk cards until after I started my blog. I'm still seeing Dodgers I need from this set. Right here on this blog. And, the player, I've never seen one of those in person.

  2. I've wrote it before... and I'm sure I'll write it again... I think the LJN SportsTalk cards are one of the most underrated 80's oddball issues out there. I have two complete sets. One is displayed in four pocket pages... and the other are in their unopened packages. Plus I have a never been opened box.

    1. Wow! That is sweet! I agree with you about them being underrated. You don't see very many of these at all.


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