28 February 2010

sunday target insert

not what you're thinking - there are no markdowns on gladware here - and it's not really an insert, but rather a few random cards from the awesomely fantastic 1990 target dodger set.  this set was an sga in 1990, and it features over 1000 cards (on perforated sheets) depicting pretty much every dodger to have played in a game (sorry mario soto) from 1890 to 1990.

here's a few:

dan griner
griner spent one year (1918) in brooklyn (they were the robins then) after 5 with the saint louis cardinals.  he was 1-5 with brooklyn although his era was a decent 2.15.  his lone win was a shutout.

clem labine
clem spent 11 seasons with the dodgers, first in brooklyn and then making the move with the team to la.  1955 truly was a charmed year for clem and the dodgers - all 3 of his hits that year were home runs.

babe phelps
phelps played for the dodgers from 1935 to 1941. he was traded to the pirates prior to the 1942 season as part of the deal that brought arky vaughan to the dodgers. 

gary thomasson
thomasson was with the dodgers in 1979 and 1980 before heading to japan.  he was part of the huge bounty the giants sent to the a's for vida blue in 1978.  the a's quickly flipped him to the yankees where thomasson won a world series ring against the dodgers.  the dodgers must have liked what they saw, as they traded brad gulden for thomasson the following spring.

glenn wright
from 1929 to 1933, buckshot wright was the robins/dodgers' shortstop, or one of them anyway.  he had a couple of good seasons, finishing 25th in the 1931 mvp voting.  it looks like this photo is from 1921, the season he spent in the minors with the independence producers of the southwestern league.

now, wasn't that more enjoyable than looking at deals on laundry detergent?

(thanks baseball reference)

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