i posted a month ago about the game i attended on april 16, 1983 which just happened to be the game in which steve garvey passed billy williams to set the all-time national league consecutive games played record. a few hours before that post was published, i saw that topps had made that feat the subject of their daily topps now turn back the clock set. to say i was pleased would be an understatement.
up to that point i had already purchased a half dozen or so 2021 topps now cards, but they had all been from a seller on ebay at half the cost of what topps charged. for this card, i decided to purchase directly from topps. the reason being that i needed two of the cards - one for the garvey collection and one for the cards featuring games i've attended mini-collection - and i figured that i could buy a group of five cards at a reduced rate and maybe sell the other three to try to break even. of course, there was also the thought that maybe, just maybe, i would wind up with one of the two low-numbered parallels that topps randomly inserts in to orders in place of one of the cards.
my cards showed up just over a week ago, so i was able to add this card
to my two collections. it doesn't feature a photo from the actual game in which garvey set the record, but that's ok. here's the back: