let us team collectors mourn the 2000's - with upper deck victory and topps total and upper deck 40 man and the like - sometimes the only way to get cards of our third string catcher or long reliever. not quite as heralded as those releases was mlb showdown. still, in 2000, it provided we dodger fans with a card of pedro borbon jr!
oh, and using my 20-sided die (thank you dungeon master), i rolled a 13. looks like borbon got me to fly out.
here's another card from 2000 mlb showdown. it's mark grudzielanek
another guy with a lot of cards, including one in the 2000 mlb showdown set was todd hollandsworth
hey, it's todd hundley from his first stint in dodger blue.
raul mondesi was still a dodger in the 2000 mlb showdown set.
dodger heroes patch on the left sleeve that were worn during the 1999 season. here, we can see mondy paid tribute to number 11, manny mota. shouldn't borbon have worn mota's patch? he wore a tommy lasorda patch instead.
upon closer inspection, i see that the hundley and the mondesi cards are 'edition 1' cards. parallels, perhaps? who knows? anyway, i rolled a five - mondy walks to load the bases. mondy walks - yeah right.
devon white has a few dodger cards, including a 2000 mlb showdown card
the last of the 2000 cards i will show is eric young's.
that brings up shawn green on a 2001 mlb showdown card
so, it's 2-0 if in fact i am doing this right, with nobody out in the 2nd inning. here's a 2003 mlb showdown card of another frequently featured dodger, kevin brown
here's shawn green again, this time working the goatee on a 2003 mlb showdown card
that brings up marquis grissom
also gone from dodgertown in 2003 was eric karros, although he still got a dodger card in 2003 mlb showdown
the all-time los angeles dodger leader in home runs hits a single with a rolled 13. actually, i'm sure he hit a gapper, but could only muster a wide turn of first thanks to the piano that he carried with him on the basepaths.
let's see what the guy who was supposed to replace karros can do, shall we? here's one of fred mcgriff's few dodger cards, also from the 2003 mlb showdown set.
do you remember odalis perez's 2002 season? 15-10 with a 3.00 era and an all-star berth. he was just 12-12 the year this 2003 mlb showdown card came out.
now we're back to why i started this post in the first place. this is one of just a few paul quantrill dodger cards.
and that brings us to one of the jewels of the 2003 mlb showdown set, paul shuey.