i really liked wrigley wax's idea of trade links as a subject of posts, even though those featuring the team of my youth were pretty much dead ends. i may do a few more in the future around other dodger players of note, but instead i went looking for another way to connect players together. what i came up with was sort of a 'x' degrees of separation to a current player, using final plate/pitching appearances to link them. the upside is, unless two players face off against each other in each of their final appearances, the link will never be broken. i'll show you what i mean using my favorite player, steve garvey.
the garv last appeared in the major leagues in 1987 - may 23, 1987 to be exact. here's his 1987 topps card.
devereaux, of course, returned to the dodgers to finish his playing career - this is his 1998 pacific online card from his second dodger stint
there aren't too many cards of vanryn out there - this is a 1994 bowman's best blue parallel
tony clark finished up his career as a member of the diamondbacks in 2009 - here's his 2009 upper deck card
here's to you, mr. robinson
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