a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
25 May 2013
hansell sans gretel but with autograph
i received my 1995 upper deck greg hansell card back in the mail the other day, signed and delivered after a few months.
i remember when hansell was first called up to the dodgers in 1995. he was coming off a pretty good year in albuquerque where he was 10-2 with a handful of saves and a ridiculously low (sub-3.00) era for the pcl. he pitched in 20 games for the dodgers in the first half of the '95 season, posting an 0-1 record along the way. on july 31, however, hansell was dealt to the twins in the kevin tapani deal. he didn't return to the majors until 1996 when he was 3-0 with 3 saves despite an era of 5.69.
it was during his tenure as a twin that he signed this card, a 1992 upper deck minors card
that i picked up at a local card show a couple of years back. after minnesota, hansell bounced around a bit - pittsburgh, milwaukee, japan, omaha, edmonton, trenton, and arizona to name a few destinations.
bold means card is part of pending trade/transaction
1 - 2007 topps chrome takashi saito blue refractor
2 - 2016 topps allen & ginter #16 trayce thompson
3 - 2016 topps chrome #58 joc pederson
4 - 1987 fleer league leaders #43 bob welch
5 - 1989 topps uk mini #30 kirk gibson
6 - 1989 woolworth's #4 orel hershiser
7 - 1989 woolworth's #19 tim belcher
8 - 1989 woolworth's #29 tim belcher
9 - 1989 topps baseball talk tom lasorda
bonus non-dodger cards - 2016 panini diamond kings vladimir guerrero
you will be rewarded!
recent/open trade tracker
(1) number 5 type collection (contest) 11/12/16
(1) night owl 11/25/16
(2) bob walk the plank 2/24/17
(1) all trade bait all the time pwe 3/3/17
(1) daily dimwit (contest) 3/15/17
(1) the writer's journey pwe 3/20/17
(2) 2x3 heroes 3/23/17
(1) it's like having my own card shop 6/18/14
(1) hot corner 11/26/14
(1) reader alec (contest) 7/30/15
(1) johnny's trading spot (contest) 7/30/15
(1) play at the plate pwe 5/25/16
(1) jaybarkerfan pwe 5/25/16
(1) tim wallach 5/25/16
(1) tribe cards 6/22/16
(1) arpsmith pwe 9/1/16
(1) waiting 'til next year 10/25/16
(1) 2x3 heroes 11/12/16
(1) bob walk the plank 11/12/16
(1a) tim wallach pwe 12/10/16
(1) penny sleeve for your thoughts 3/6/17
(1) = initial trade package
(2) = completed trade package
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let's trade, part 2
i collect dodgers cards, any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, dave lopes or bill russell, all topps cards of the players who were featured in the 1978 topps set as dodgers, cards featuring dodger stadium, o-pee-chee variations, cards showing memorial patches and/or armbands, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set. i have a lot of cards to trade!