i was recently looking through my 1991 o-pee-chee set when i came across this card of yankee backstop and recent a's manager bob geren
i have a soft spot for samuel because i followed his early years as a second baseman with the phillies pretty closely. by the time he came into the league for good in 1984, i was playing pretty much nothing but second base. so, i paid a lot of attention to samuel, ryne sandberg, and of course steve sax. by the time the dodgers acquired samuel in a december 1989 trade for alejandro pena and mike marshall, he was playing center field.
the dodgers moved him back to second base and he even made the all-star team there in 1991. after that season, the dodgers re-signed him to a big free agent deal but wound up releasing him halfway into the 1992 campaign.
samuel has recently been a coach with the orioles (and was their interim manager for a while before buck showalter was hired late last season), and that's where i sent him some cards to sign through the mail. he came through a couple of times. here's his 1990 topps traded card
his 1991 upper deck card may well be my favorite card of samuel's from his tenure as a dodger
i also like his 1992 pinnacle card
his 1992 card is pretty generic when compared to the pinnacle
anderson returned to the dodgers in 1992, either he didn't ask for 10 back, or samuel refused to give it up so he wore 12. it must not have meant too much to andy, since he kept number 12 even after samuel was released.
finally, i sent a 1988 topps all star card