15 December 2014

a patch for duke

hall of famer and center fielder extraordinaire of the last brooklyn dodger and first los angeles dodger teams duke snider died on february 27, 2011 at the age of 84.  in tribute, the dodgers added a patch bearing his retired number 4 to their uniforms for the 2011 season.

the patch was typically worn on the right sleeve, but for the all-star game, it was moved to the left chest.  it's there on andre ethier's 2011 topps update cognac parallel
as well as clayton kershaw's
and kershaw's diamond anniversary sparkle, too
i've got his plain ol' base card in the memorials binder though.
dee gordon's 2012 bowman card is also in the binder
since it is a good example of the patch on the right sleeve.

here are a few other examples, including kershaw's 2012 bowman card
and a whole mess of matt kemp cards

2012 bowman chrome legends in the making die cut
2012 topps tribute
2012 topps museum collection
and 2012 topps gold rush wrapper redemption thingy
i appreciate the fact that that particular kemp card features the 1944 brooklyn alternate unis, and even though that was a bit before duke's time, i added kemp's 2012 topps opening day superstar celebrations card
to the memorials binder as a sort of bonus card.  simply because i can.

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