it gets less and less weird to see steve garvey in a padres uniform as the days go by. he is often included in modern sets wearing the brown and yellow, so it's not like i can forget. back in 1984, however, i was still having trouble adjusting. that's when star put out a 36 card set of nothing but garvey. it celebrated his status as 'baseball's ironman' and included cards covering his entire career (to date) at that point. it also included photos from both his first season as a padre, and his previous 14 with the dodgers. over the next few weeks, i'll show the entire set.
it came in 12 panels with 3 cards each. star made these sorts of sets for a number of players over the course of a few different years. anyway, here we go with garvey's set.
the first three cards, unfortunately, show the garv in padres gear
we get the yellow bp jersey on the checklist card, the white home jerseys on his regular season career stats card, and the brown away top on the all-star stat card. here are the backs.
garvey would play for three more seasons, and appear in one more all-star game.
the next three cards focus on his status on the all-time dodger leaderboard, and he is appropriately shown wearing dodger blue.
the third panel is all dodger goodness again, with a fourth card of dodger leader stats, along with garvey's world series stats and post season stats cards
there aren't too many more cards in the set that feature garvey as a dodger, but i will show them all anyway. stay tuned.