14 June 2013

one of this fan's favorites was included in 2013 topps archives

you knew this was coming, didn't you?  i picked up a copy of the davey lopes autograph from 2013 topps archives
it was a no-brainer.  it is not, however, the only lopes auto that i have to show you.  i also sent one of his real 1976 topps cards to hall of fame sports last year to be signed
as well as his 1973 topps rookie card
and, i came across a 1981 topps card supposedly signed by the all-star second baseman, too.
i have also recently turned my attention to oddball releases of the infielders, as well as the other dodgers featured as such in the 1978 topps set.  as for lopes, i have the o-pee-chee stuff covered, like this 1984 card
but hadn't yet picked up a copy of the 1984 nestle version
until now.  i am also realizing that topps maintained that he was just 'dave' while it was the other card companies who called him 'davey' - or even 'davy' in the case of early fleer releases.

either way, lopes looks strange in the astros uniform as seen on this 1987 donruss card
it's as if the camera couldn't process those stripes!

here is one of the more oddball-ish lopes releases i have seen - it's a 1976 sportstix sticker
a nice action shot of the base stealer.  i wish that he had more cards like this.

same goes for this one - a 2002 topps coaches collection game used bat card
i like the 1981 topps inset card enough to not complain that this is a managers collection - not coaches.  i have mike scioscia's card from the set, too, but i don't think there was a dusty baker version.  and...there was.  also the set was more than just managers, so the 'coaches' moniker is appropriate.  looks like i am on the hunt for dusty's card.

thanks topps, for including lopes in the archives set.  maybe bill russell will get a turn next year?

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Love the 2013 Archives autographs... I'm going to try to build that set. So many names on the checklist are from when I started collecting cards.