even before he was a dodger, i was collecting shawn green cards. when he was a dodger, i collected his cards with an even greater passion. when he was no longer a dodger, i stopped seeking out his cards. still, i've got a lot of shawn green cards.
one that i had to pick up last year was this 2013 panini hometown heroes curtain call insert
i give thanks to adrian beltre who hit a two out home run in the 9th inning to allow green to bat one more time and get his fourth homer that day. hard to believe that was just over 12 years ago now.
so, i have a lot of shawn green cards as i mentioned up top. here are a few that made their way to my scanned folder.
this one is from 2000 pacific revolution
2001 bowman's best
2001 upper deck evolution
2002 bowman chrome xfractor
2002 donruss super estrellas poder de cuadrangula insert
this means 'home run power' i believe. green had it in 2001, that's for sure. he hit 49 that year, the most ever by a dodger/groom/bridegroom/superba/robin player.
here's the back of his 2002 upper deck card with his first two years of dodger stats showing
2003 bowman chrome refractor
on which green plays his position under the watchful eyes of tom lasorda. i miss the murals.
here's a card from 2004 upper deck diamond collection all-star lineup
2004 was green's last year in la, as evidenced by his 2005 fleer platinum card
which is really a diamondbacks card, and so was off my radar until recently.
i found this 2006 topps card of green actually wearing a diamondbacks uniform
here's his 2008 topps card
here's his 2008 upper deck card