i recently noticed that andy, over at community gum, was trying to complete a 1984 fleer set. i offered to send him a stack from his want list, and he countered with some cards from my pursuit of upgrading my 1979 topps set.
i should have scanned some of my cards from the set i put together back in 1979, but you will just have to trust me that these are upgrades. i handled the heck out of my cards back then.
here's card number 1 in the set - rodney cline carew and the cobra
that wasn't the only batting leader card to be featured in the set, as we had the all-time record holders subset, which included rogers hornsby and ty cobb
here's one of the prospect cards that were included in the package. this one includes the blue jays hopefuls
i scanned this george hendrick card to point out the tragedy that is the fact that we can't see his legs.
i have a thought that hendrick started wearing his pant long around 1983. i'll get around to an update to this post someday. in the meantime, here's then-future dodger rick honeycutt
here's robin yount's 1979 topps card
has there ever been a bigger transformation from one year to the next than there is between yount's 1978 and 1979 cards? he looks like he's aged several years. plus, he looks like mr. snow miser. anyway, if you can find a better transformation from year-to-year, i'd like to hear about it. maybe some clean cut player on 1972 topps is suddenly an unkempt scruff ball on his 1973 card. let's see what you can find.
andy also included some dodgers, including a 1992 topps stadium club jay howell
in which straw has taken his eye off the ball. there was another strawberry card which i had never seen before. this one is from 1993 upper deck and features darryl signing for some kids in dodger stadium
the back has a bunch of advice for kids. and for darryl, as it turned out.
here's a 1996 leaf preferred todd hollandsworth cardhe got the shaft
and a 2011 bowman's best dee gordon card