18 April 2009

call me a variation(wax)aholic

a while back, captain canuck posted a lament about finding 1971 o-pee-chee cards. at that time, i had exactly two in my collection - al downing and duke sims, both of whom were "recently traded to dodgers". there is another dodger variation in the set - alan foster, who was traded from the dodgers to the indians. now, if you have read this site before, you may know how much i like these o-pee-chee variations.

so, i asked brian if he had a double of foster - he did not, but he offered to send it to me anyway. well, i received it the other day, and, like the game of ball, it is glorious.
side note number one: a reader contacted me a while back looking for information on 1971 o-pee-chee variations, which got me thinking, maybe i should go for all 13 variations, not just the dodger related ones. so, i have added them to my want list, minus some i found a couple weekends ago.

side note number two: i found out last night that i am a canadian citizen, thanks to yesterday's amendment to the canadian citizenship act, so these o-pee-chee cards are even better, eh?

brian also included some junk wax, which i thought about posting on craigslist for thousands of dollars, but i couldn't resist ripping some 91 fleer. there were a bunch of great cards, surprisingly enough. check these out:

1991 o-pee-chee premier (so it's not the topps sister set, that's ok)

bobby ojeda.
gregg olson.
alex cole.
junior!bernard gilkey.
pete incaviglia

1991 score

dan pasqua (in old-timey uniform)
jim leyritz.
steve avery.
chuck finley.
scott chiamparino.
darren reed.
mark lee.
adam hyzdu.
glenn wilson.
les lancaster.
kurt stillwell. a double play! stillwell must have the highest double play photo to card ratio of any player ever.stan belinda.
1958 world series sportflic thingy.
geno petralli.
shawon dunston.
alejandro pena. as a met.
luis salazar.

1991 fleer. avert your eyes.

detroit tigers sticker.
dave lapoint.
terry leach.
bj surhoff.
trevor wilson.
randy veres.
bert blyleven. bert belongs.
jeff robinson.
jack mcdowell.
bryan harvey.
bo jackson. bo knows junk wax.

joe klink.
dwayne henry.
howard johnson.
jerry reed.

1991 topps

david cone.
dennis rasmussen.
mike marshall. as a red sock.the mets kept him for only half a season.

kirk mccaskill. the pride of kapuskasing ontario.
chuck cary.
frank white.
terry mulholland.
curt schilling.
bert blyleven. i'll show this one since it's not dandelion yellow.rich garces. el guapo.
dennis cook. loogy. as in 'lefty one out guy'.mike simms.
dave martinez.
dave rohde.
nelson liriano.

1989 score. this was a grocery pack. keep that in mind.

jose lind.
lenny dykstra.
larry sheets. what was he on in 1987?
tony gwynn. i used to love going down to san diego to see the padres play the dodgers. i secretly rooted for tony gwynn, even in those games.rafael ramirez.
bob ojeda.
claudell washington.
1983 sportflic thingy.
craig biggio.
goose gossage.
manny lee.
paul zuvella. turning two!dave meads. in dodger stadium!rich gedman.
darrin jackson.
terry steinbach.
mark davis.
scott bankhead (young superstar insert)
glenn hubbard.
andy allanson.
chili davis.
terry kennedy.
harold baines.
greg gross.
1935 sportflic thingy.
craig biggio. i guess i'll show it the second time around.goose gossage. ditto.manny lee. sorry manny. you'll have to show up 5 or 6 times before i bother.
roger clemens.
steve jeltz.
orel hershiser. 23-8. 15 complete games. singing hymns on the tonight show.doug jennings.
jose rijo. in dodger stadium.
cecil fielder.
jose deleon.
andy hawkins.
1942 sportflic thingy.
jamie moyer.
jim gott.
chris bosio.
mark clear.
gary ward.
greg cadaret.
mike 'enough' aldrete. once bought beer for me and my friends.dave leiper.
tracy jones.
larry parrish.
mike birkbeck.
john tudor.

1989 topps.

steve ontiveros.
andres galarraga (all star)
gregg jefferies (record breaker)
scott lusader.
chili davis.
terry puhl. the pride of melville saskatchewan. terry mcgriff.
andy benes.
jeff robinson.
wes gardner.
mike greenwell (all star)
wil tejada.
jim gott.
tom lasorda. pre-slimfast.frank viola (all star).
brian fisher.
allan anderson. i believe he skipped a start to ensure that he would lead the league in era.
cecilio guante. the legend continues!
ricky jordan.
mark gubicza.
garry templeton.
andre dawson (record breaker).
greg walker.
jack mcdowell.
denny walling. men are from mars, women are from venus, denny walling is from neptune (nj).
ron gant.
dion james.
dave eiland. i show this only because topps gave him a card after making only 3 starts for the yankees, but didn't bother with a regular issue card for don sutton (they did give him a box bottom card).
thanks captain. that was a lot of fun.


night owl said...

"once bought beer for me and my friends."

Well, you have me intrigued.

Captain Canuck said...

you're welcome, glad to see you found a lot of Dodger cards...

Rod said...

I would be interested in the enough aldrete story

gcrl said...

hey guys. i'll probably not post another aldrete card, so here's the deal. i grew up in santa maria, ca. home of the santa maria indians semi-pro team. a high school buddy of mine's mom would host players from out of town during the season. one year, aldrete comes to town to play - 87? anyway, he's staying with my friend and we ask him to buy. probably coors light. that's it.

gcrl said...

btw rod - i am getting close to posting about the cool stuff you sent. a really well rounded group of cards. thanks!