for the first time since 1982, topps did not include managers in a flagship set when the 1994 cards were released. that was unfortunate, because three members of the 1978 topps dodgers were managing that year. here are some 1994 topps cards that should have been.
baker's giants were, as i mentioned above, in second place behind the dodgers when the strike struck, but they were also under .500 at 55-60. still, the giants' management had faith in dusty (more than peter angelos had in johnny oates), and that faith would be rewarded in a few seasons.
these cards that should have been are not my favorite. i couldn't get the right font for the names, and i am guessing that had topps put the managers in the set, they would have opted for a multi-manager card like they used in 1993. so, i also took a shot at one of those. using a 'prospects' style card from the set (hello dodger prospect eddie davis and future dodger shawn green)
i came up with this:
there are going to be a few more cards that should have been related to the 1978 topps dodgers before we get back to some cards that really were.