September 1, 2011

The Scourge Of The Dugout

This post is dedicated to all those kids from the 1980s and early 1990s who were given The Dugout by their  parents or maybe even bought it for themselves.  From the outside it looks like an upgraded version of the plain white box that holds about 800 cards.


The fine makers of the product, Sharin, even gave us some nice painted photos of a major league dugout.


They even included an upgrade on the standard white box by adding a handle to help you bring your collection everywhere you go like the doctor's office, jury duty, or your plane ride.  


From your first glance, the inside of the box looks pretty typical...


...except that when you take a look at the side of the box that has the handles.  


When the handle is pulled tight and you are carrying the box the handle is flush with the box.


But when you put the Dugout down the handle relaxes and the ends of the handles move down.


With cards in the box you can see that when the handle is pulled tight everything is a-okay.


But when the handle is relaxed the ends damage the cards inside.


Here's a close up...all my Mark McGwire rookie cards are damaged!  It seems like this should have been a design flaw they could have taken a look at.


And upon further inspection what the hell is up with the players butts?  Now that I've noticed it, I can't stop looking at it.


If only this last player could be doing something else to that Sharin logo.


5 comments:

Spankee said...

holy crap. I had a couple of those. I haven't seen those in forever!

Chris Stufflestreet said...

I have two of those sitting right here. Mine actually have a cardboard insert that shields the cards from the handle.

Spiegel83 said...

I really like the concept of a card box with a handle. This product should be updated with better craftsman ship and a better pictures on the box.

1967ers said...

This is what you would get if you sent in a bunch of wrappers (and a couple bucks) to OPC. It worked pretty well.

thosebackpages said...

hell yea i had one of those back in the day!