a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
14 September 2012
donruss put steve yeager where he belongs
and that would be crouching behind the plate and in full catcher's gear. his 1983 donruss card shows him on the road with the throat protector that he helped bring to life
while his 1984 donruss card, complete with the partial umpire and the dugout level seats at dodger stadium, might be my favorite yeager card of all time
it's too bad donruss went back to the boring portraits in 1985 and 1986. the only time topps showed yeager in the crouch (1973 and 1977), he wasn't wearing the gear. and, the only time topps showed him wearing the gear (1981), he wasn't crouching. go figure.
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!