i recently picked up a bunch of dodger oddballs. i used to be oddball averse, except for the kellogg's and hostess issues that were a part of my childhood. in recent years, as my collection becomes more complete, i have been more welcoming of the non-standard type cards. or near-cards, as the case may be. back in the 1980's (from 1981 through 1985 to be exact), the official all-star game program contained small photos of various players. some forward thinking folks cut these photos out and started peddling them as 'all-star game program inserts'.
i purchased the steve garvey inserts many years ago, and since he was the only player i was focused on at the time, i figured that these inserts featured only the players chosen to be part of the all-star teams. i was wrong, as we will see.
first up are the 1981 all-star program inserts for the entire infield - steve garvey
moving on to 1982, here are garvey
the rest of the post will be all bill russell. here's his 1983 all-star game program insert