Friday, August 11, 2017

I'm Starting To Fall In Love With Oddballs

When I first started collected, oddballs were just that to me: odd. I didn't know what to make of them. At some point, I decided that I didn't care for them.

However, as time has passed, I've found myself being drawn to oddballs more frequently.

For instance, I just picked this up:

I tried multiple times to get a scan of the other image on this coin (Bell's face), but evidently I'm not talented enough to do that.

This coin is form the 1984 7-11 Super Star Sports Coins set. I don't believe any other Rangers were featured in this set, unfortunately. That doesn't matter though, because I dig this one.

I think oddballs are really becoming some of my favorite pieces.


  1. Oddballs provide that needed variety, that "something different" that every hobby needs to keep it interesting. Of course, oddballs have long been my favorite pieces, so I may be a touch biased.

  2. i've been crazy for oddballs since i began collecting. slurpee discs are cool!

  3. 7-11 Slurpee Discs rule! I remember back in the mid 80's going there after practice to grab my Slurpee. Of course I enjoyed the delicious drink... but I couldn't wait to peel off the false bottom and reveal which coin I received.

    If you're interested in more of these (not sure if I have any Rangers), email me your mailing address and I'll PWE the handful I have laying around.