16 September 2013

then, not now

in a continuing effort to pare down the number of cards sitting patiently in my scanned folder, i bring you a post featuring cards from 2008.  yes, 2008.  five years ago, when mannywood was taking hold and the dodgers were relevant in the dog days of august for the first time in a few years.

unfortunately, the only way they made it on to the 'then and now' topps heritage inserts was on the backs of their stars from yesteryear.  like don drysdale
and johnny podres
who represent the blue on those two 2008 topps heritage inserts.  peavy is the only one of the four to have won the cy young award in 1959 or 2007, which are the years that these cards are based on.  that's not the focus of the cards, however.  the drysdale/peavy card deals with strikeout leaders, and each of the pitchers shown did in fact lead the big leagues in k's.  the podres/bedard card represents the k/9 ratio, in which bedard was tops in 2007.  even so, the card is still off, as podres was 6th.  drysdale was 2nd, and herb score was first.  i'm not complaining about a 'bonus' dodger card though.

2008 donruss playoff prime cuts jackie robinson
i thought donruss didn't have a license in 2008.  looks like they forgot to 'glare out' the brooklyn 'b'.

2008 upper deck timeline chin lung hu (2004 ud legends design)
this card reminds me that i have been neglecting my timeless teams blog.  again.

2008 upper deck premier russell martin and james loney patch relic card
these two former dodgers are on their way to the postseason, just like in 2008.  loney, of course, hit that big grand slam against the cubs in the nlds that year to set the tone.

2008 topps stadium club clayton kershaw 1st day issue
looks like kid k is on his way to a third straight era title.  he also leads the league in strikeouts, and hopefully the voters can look past his relatively low (14) win total to award him his second cy young award.

i feel better getting these cards over to the 'posted' folder.  i need to do this more often.

1 comment:

Stealing Home said...

that kershaw is the bomb.