17 March 2013

here's some green for st. patrick's day

top o' the mornin' to ya!  i don't think he's irish, but he is green.  shawn green.  that means i will empty out my scanned folder of shawn green cards today.  here's a 2002 mlb showdown card in which green is wearing neither green nor dodger blue
this is more like it - a 2003 topps stadium club gold parallel
with green in the home whites running the bases at dodger stadium.

he's still in the whites on this 2001 donruss studio card
and on this 2003 upper deck standing 'o' card
and finallly a 2003 upper deck 'big league breakdown' insert
2003 was kind of a rough year for green, although i wouldn't say that he broke down.  he did set a career high in doubles, but saw a big reduction in home runs (42 to 19).  turns out he had a nagging shoulder injury.  he bounced back a bit in 2004, but was dealt to the diamondbacks after that season ended.

well before that, however, green of course played for the toronto blue jays.  this card was sent to me recently by scott crawford on cards as part of his purge of some 1998 fleer ultra and other sets
i believe that greenie has tried to break up a double play here, so this one goes in the dp binder.  nice to see cal ripken jr doing some downward dog on the card, too.

enjoy your st. patty's day, and don't forget to wear a little green.

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