26 August 2013

royce clayton vs. joey cora - a double play extravaganza

i have wound up with quite a few additions to the double play collection over the last few months.  i don't know if i will ever catch the posting up to the acquiring of these cards.  anyway, a fair number of the newer cards to my collection have featured two players in particular - royce clayton and joey cora.  let's see them face off in a double play tete-a-tete, shall we?

1992 pinnacle royce clayton team 2000
clayton turning two in dodger stadium, despite lenny harris' best efforts.

1997 upper deck joey cora
turning two (the card even says so!) vs cubs in spring training

back to clayton, this time it's a 1992 upper deck scouting report insert
now here's joey turning two against the orioles (and robby alomar) on a 1998 topps opening day card
back to clayton, and back to dodger stadium on a 1998 pacific online card
good to see clayton out of that giant uniform, and good to see todd hollandsworth doing his best to break up the turn.

here's cora on a 1995 topps stadium club with will clark trying to break things up.
one more of clayton in dodger stadium (and as a giant) courtesy of 1994 pinnacle
while cora knees an anonymous yankee in the head on his 1993 score card
it looks like clayton got upended but still made the relay on his 1998 ud collector's choice card
and cora is barely clearing what may well be jose canseco on this 1996 score card
except canseco hadn't been in oakland since 1992.

here's clayton clearing an astro on a 1993 ud sp card
and cora avoiding a brewer on a 1997 pinnacle card
finally, here is clayton leaping over a pirate on his 1994 topps stadium club card
while cora appears to make the turn despite the slide of what i believe to be an oakland athletic on his 1998 pacific paramount card
and these aren't even close to all of the double play cards featuring these two guys.  there are for sure a bunch more of clayton, whose cards i prefer over cora's simply because some of them feature dodgers.  i'm partial that way.


The Junior Junkie said...

Cora > Clayton, but Clayton has better DP cards.

night owl said...

Royce Clayton: Booooooooooo! Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!