before we get to willie/guillermo hernandez's undergarment, let's pause to appreciate john candelaria's 1983 fleer card.
that's just a thing of beauty with the dodger third base coach lurking in the background as the candy man is in the middle of his windup. you know what's next - let's figure out when this picture was taken. a check of baseball reference tells me that candelaria didn't pitch at chavez ravine in 1982 or 1981. so, fleer used a photo from 1980, which means that danny ozark is the guy hanging out in the coaching box.
in 1980, candelaria started two games at dodger stadium - losing 3-0 to jerry reuss on july 30, and getting a no-decision on may 16 (jerry reuss won that game, too). thanks to the field level scoreboard, we know that the pirates were outhitting the dodgers 6 to 3 when the photo was taken. in the july 30 game, the pirates mustered only 4 hits off of reuss the entire game. on may 16 on the other hand, the pirates had 4 runs on 5 hits through two turns at bat, while the dodgers had a dusty baker single and a bill russell home run in the bottom of the second. lee lacy singled in the top of the third inning to bring the pirates' hit total to 6. they were held hitless by reuss after that until the 6th inning. the dodgers on the other hand got a leadoff hit from reggie smith in the bottom of the 4th inning for their third hit of the game. two outs later, ron cey got another hit off of candelaria, but was thrown out trying for a double. so, the photo was taken on friday may 16, 1980, while reggie smith was on first base, and either dusty baker, steve garvey, or ron cey were at bat. that's pretty cool.
here's another card with a view of the scoreboard on it from 1983 fleer - it's bill buckner!
another dodger stadium card from 1983 fleer - larry biittner
moving ahead a year, here's dale murphy from 1984 fleer
the rj reynolds game. if this is one of them, this could be a photo of murphy admiring his 3-run home run off of rick honeycutt in the 3rd inning to put the braves up 3-2.
here's doug sisk on his 1985 donruss card
and bill russell on his 1986 fleer card
a signed version of it on ebay these days.
this next card is from the 1993 mother's cookies nolan ryan farewell set.
rod beck makes a dodger stadium appearance that was captured on his 1999 fleer ultra card
finally, here's larry walker sliding into third base on his 2011 topps update sp variation
i enjoy seeing dodger stadium on cards. prior to this summer, it had been six years since i had been to a game there. that was the longest stretch away from chavez ravine of my life (i attended my first game when i was 3), and seeing the stadium on pieces of cardboard helped me weather my absence.