a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
08 February 2009
in with the old
this is the oldest dodger card i own. it's a 1951 topps red back gil hodges.hodges debuted in 1943, going 0 for 2 in a single game. he missed the rest of the 1943 season, along with the 1944 and 1945 seasons while serving in the military. in 1950, he hit four homers in a game. his 17 bases in that game (he also had a single) tied the major league record.
i collect dodgers cards, any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, dave lopes or bill russell, all topps cards of the players who were featured in the 1978 topps set as dodgers, cards featuring dodger stadium, o-pee-chee variations, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set, and i am starting to put together a 1974 topps set as well. i have a lot of cards to trade!