any fans of fletch out there? aside from the fact that fletch f. fletch hated tommy lasorda, i am a fan of the movie. i even kind of like fletch lives. anyway, the title of this post refers to the point where chief karlin (the number one drug pusher from here to oxnard) shows up near the end - but not to help fletch or the lovely gail stanwyck. anyway, it's a lame way to say that this post is about some dodgers police cards.
starting in 1980, the lapd sponsored a stadium giveaway of oversized cards. i recently picked up a few sets from a seller who advertised a lot of 6 sets. it turns out that one of the sets he advertised he no longer had. he didn't seem to think that it was a big deal. he eventually gave me a partial refund, but i won't be buying from him anymore.
enough of that - here's the header card from the 1986 set - a nice team shot in dodger stadium of the 1985 western division champs
the dodgers didn't do much in 1986, so the header card of the 1987 set is just an aerial shot of dodger stadium
bob welch also has some repetitious cards in the 1986
speaking of which, john tudor gets a night card in the 1989 dodgers police set
well, fast forward to 1991, and we get barry lyons in the away grays.
pretty sure that's the only dodger card of lyons, so unlike fletch i am genuinely thankful for the police that showed up. although i wasn't facing incineration while wearing another man's suit at the time.