I still can't believe they won't let me rifle through their boxes of, say, 1972 Topps, and I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just a pandemic thing. Maybe letting people handle the merch is detrimental to, say, selling those same cards online. Maybe I should ask them if that's the case. It's not as fun to go in as it used to be, though, when I'd just head in and say, "Show me your 1965 Topps!" or whatever, and a box would come out thirty seconds later.
One thing that is fun about going there still are the books of San Francisco Giants cards they'll still let you look at. I ticked off a bunch of 1963 needs on Saturday - 7 to be exact. No heavy hitters like Mays, McCovey nor Marichal, but in time, my friends, in time. This was the team that were the reigning National League Champions, having just lost a 7-game World Series heartbreaker to the New York Yankees in October 1962, I thought you might wanna have a look at some of them.