1981 Topps Hit to Win Baseball Game Scratch Off – Sully Baseball Card of the Day for December 30, 2017


These cards were stuck into packs of Topps cards. I can’t remember when they started and when they ended. It is clear that THESE were included in the 1981 packs.

I guess they wanted to get kids started on wonderful habits like scratch off playing.

You scratch off the little baseballs to see if you got a SINGLE, DOUBLE, TRIPLE or HOME RUN. Or maybe you got a WALK.

According to the cards, 4 WALKS and you get a photograph of a star player. Yipee.

A single would get me a Topps Baseball Book. Not sure what the book would be.

A double would get me a baseball.

A triple would get me a bat.

A home run would land me a Wilson Jim Rice glove which, for a Red Sox fan, would be sweet. I wonder how a Yankee fan would deal with it.

I bought so many packs of baseball cards in 1981, I MUST have got a hit or something. And yet I recall no prizes coming to my house.

According to the odds, I had a 1 in 100 for the single and 1 in 25,000 for the glove.

I bought a LOT of cards. I think I would nailed the glove down. Evidently I didn’t. THIS card landed me a Fly Out, Ground Out and Ground Out.

It still stings.

Sully Baseball Podcast Rewind – June 23, 2015


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On June 23, 2015, Pete Rose came up again.

Baseball has put their foot down on Pete Rose, as well they should. But how do they justify jumping into bed with DraftKings?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 23, 2015

Sully Baseball Podcast Rewind – May 30, 2014


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On May 30, 2014, I talked about college baseball, the Marlins and a strange save from Joe Nathan.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 30, 2014