adam from thoughts of sox sent me some cards a while back, including this 2003 upper deck sp legendary cuts card of hall of fame manager walter alston
he managed the dodgers to 7 pennants and 4 world series titles in 23 years, winning 2040 games and finishing below .500 just 4 times. he was four games short of managing 23 full seasons, as he abdicated his managerial role late in the 1976 season, allowing tommy lasorda to take over. that got me thinking, so i pulled my lasorda card from the same set
(which features a photo from the 1998 all-star game - after lasorda had retired from managing), and i scanned the backs of the cards together
these two cards together summarize the dodger franchise performance from 1954 into the 1996 season - 42-plus seasons. crazy.
back to the cards adam sent, here's a 2005 bowman draft picks and prospects russ martin gold parallel card
here are a couple of andy laroche cards from 2007 upper deck sp rookie edition
from 2011 topps chrome, here's a rafael furcal refractor
also from 2011 topps chrome was this ubaldo jiminez refractor
here as part of my memorials collection.
thanks for the cards adam!