Originally posted on Mets Guy in Michigan  |  Last updated 1/12/12
I confess there was some sadness when I learned this week that Hostess was filing for bankruptcy.It's not a love for Twinkies, you understand. I haven't enjoyed one in years.But from 1975 to 1979, I'd rush to the Twinkies section of Dan's Supreme and Pathmark to turn over box after box, scanning the bottom for elusive Mets. There were cards issued in 1993, too, but that was different. We'll get to that.But during the Topps baseball card monopoly, the company issued one set of cards. That's different from today, when the company also seems to have a monopoly but issues many, many sets.But back in the 1970s, the only other cards out there were linked to the occasional food items, printed on the bottom of the box.It wasn't easy to find the Mets. It was an epic search.Consider that there 150 cards in the sets. These were some of the Mets “quiet years,” so there were not many of our players in the sets. There were three cards to a box. It's not like there were unlimited of Twinkies boxes...
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