a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
21 January 2010
i have been bipped, in a manner of speaking
i would have guessed it would have been beardy to do the trick, but instead, it was rod from padrographs. fitting, i suppose, since bip roberts spent the bulk of his career with the pads. fortunately for me, my bipping wasn't, by rule, a true bipping - i got at the most only 2 of any card - but there were about a dozen bip cards altogether. here's a sampling:
double play bip - on 1992 score (featuring alfredo griffin as 'the sliding into second lurker')
and on 1992 donruss
and on 1994 upper deck (in his second stint with the friars)
under the watchful eye of the umpire bip - on 1991 fleer
and 1990 upper deck
bip at the plate - on his 1990 score card
and bip on the basepaths - on his 1995 upper deck card
i am going to accuse upper deck of using an old photo of bip on this card because i believe he gave up number 10/couldn't get it back after rejoining the club in 1994 to/from gary sheffield.
bip even showed up on one of the other cards rod sent - a 1994 upper deck felix fermin double play turn
that's bip sliding in with his number 3 jersey.
i will point out that rod included a few other cards that i collect (plays at the plate) as well as a steve garvey card - as a dodger, no less!
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!