i do know that they didn't give out baseball cards when i was attending 'fan appreciation' day, and i'm not sure that they do now. i did come across these beauties on ebay a while back, and they were described as 'fan appreciation sga' items, and were included on promotional sheets highlighting some end of season clothing and souvenir sales. sounds good to me.
here are the 1997 cards:
hideo nomoone of approximately 1,402 cards issued of nomo in 1997.
mike piazzawearing his cap as if he were in a tom emanski commercial
and chan ho parkpretty eclectic designs. unlike the first two, park's last name shows up only once, but he gets two photos. plus dodger stadium in the background.
in 1998, they used a singular design:
in 1999, things got a little retro:
after bonilla and sheffield, possibly my least favorite dodger
back then, i thought beltre would be our third baseman for the next 15 years. guess not.
in the year 2000, the stars came out
shawn greentraded for raul mondesi, both in real life and in my favorite dodger rankings.
in 2001 they went a metal route
not sure what happened in 2002, but 2003 brought about some black borders!
so, with this season officially in the books, i salute the dodgers and their attempts at fan appreciation through the production of baseball cards.