a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
02 November 2013
tony perez goes out in style
while i was getting ready to post about the 1978 topps dodgers as they appeared in 1987 (there are a few 'final tributes' afoot), i came across this 1987 fleer tony perez card.
it first appealed to me because of the dodger stadium background (which always enhances a card), but then i realized that it was perez's lone final tribute card. neither topps nor donruss issued a card for the big red machine rbi man in 1987. only 15 men had driven in more runs than perez when he retired, and even now he still ranks in the top 30 all-time. here are most of perez's career stats - the totals are correct, but 1964, '65, and '66 are missing from the year-by-year rows
stay tuned for more 1987 final tributes coming later this week.
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, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set, and i am starting to put together a 1974 topps set as well. i have a lot of cards to trade!