after a fair amount of searching, i finally picked up a set of 1978 fleer hi gloss stickers. it was a master set, which means that it includes all of the different team logos, as well as the background color variations. yes, apparently there were pink, white, and blue background variations for some of the stickers. for instance, here is a yankees sticker.
now, i know you know all about this release because you read about it over at the fantastic fleer sticker project blog. right? well, i'm still going to show you some of the different stickers. all the teams had at least two different stickers - the city/state name and logo, and the hat logo and team name. here's the twins, for example:
and how about the astros:
cartoon psa character that had a hankering for a hunk of cheese. it's the combination of the hat and the round ball.
and, of course, i have to show the dodgers:
as an aside, i can't tell who is in the field and who is batting, but i am assuming the image is from the 1977 fall classic. if i had to guess, i would say that jim gilliam is in the first base coaches box, and so the dodgers are up to bat. anyone have any better ideas?
31 May 2012
30 May 2012
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
29 May 2012
i recently picked up the two new steve garvey relics from 2012 topps gypsy queen - each cost about the same as a pack. i was happy to see the gary featured as a dodger on both the regular jersey card
i suppose it should be expected that they use the same photo, which appears to be a mid-1970's image, and things must have been on for garvey as he is obviously checking out a right-center gapper. anyway, here's the back of the regular card.
same old disclaimer - not even clear that it's from a garvey jersey. or pants, perish the thought. the back of the framed mini is pretty much the same, except for one detail.
sigh. i guess i can't be picky, though. at least my favorite player is still showing up in sets, and as a dodger, too.
28 May 2012
you couldn't field a team with these 9, but they are a good representation of the cards i recently received from jacobmrley at starting 9. you'll see what i mean right away when i show three cards featuring the penguin. here's a 2005 playoff prestige card
i do know, however, why don drysdale is holding a ball with "#3" on it on his 2001 upper deck legends card
here's don sutton on a 2003 topps all-time fan favorite card
i enjoy this card even more now that 2012 topps archives has arrived with a thud.
in 2002, donruss put out a set of its own, similar to archives i suppose. they called it donruss originals, and this is one of the hideo nomo cards from the set
here's a 1994 post canadian card of italian-american superstar slugger mike piazza
finally, a 1981 fleer steve garvey "most hits nl" card
27 May 2012
...i'd hammer out a post about some 1971 topps cards i received in the mail recently. like this one from night owl1977 o-pee-chee card is featured over at oh my o-pee-chee, and i pulled a 1970 topps style card of his from my 2012 topps archives blaster the other day. now, i get to cross a card off of my want list. thanks greg.
then, out of the blue, i received these four cards from thoughts and sox.
those cards are great and i sure do appreciate them. so imagine how grateful i am after opening a package from crinkly wrappers that included 30 high numbers on my list.
like walt alston
plus, a bunch of the cards had the magic hats, like don o'riley
here's billy wynne of the angels
here's rickey clark demonstrating the proper style of cap for the angels
here's another three-in-one rookie card ted sent
finally, al severinsen gets a magic ups hat on his rookie card
to finish off the post, here's my hammer - not the hammer of justice, but a bona fide 1971 topps hank aaron card