a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
20 February 2015
here's the second suit from the 2005 baseball hero deck set i picked up recently. the diamonds represent (primarily) the early los angeles dodger teams that reached the world series four times in their first nine years on the west coast. there are, however, a couple of obvious exceptions. have a look
a battery of sandy koufax and john roseboro, plus an infield of wes parker, jim gilliam (in a brooklyn dodger cap), bill buckner (?), and maury wills. the outfield of tommy and willie davis, along with ron fairly won a championships in 1963 and 1965, although not in that complete configuration. fairly was the dodgers' first baseman in 1963, and he moved to the outfield in '65 which was the year that tommy davis was injured early on and didn't make it back until the following season. the bullpen consists of ron perranoski, johnny podres, and don drysdale, with 1960 rookie of the year frank howard on the bench.
so, the big mystery here is bill buckner's inclusion. it's great to see him in the set, but putting him with this group (and at the third base slot) is a bit puzzling. however, the dodgers didn't really have a consistent third baseman in this era other than jim gilliam who was already featured at his other primary position. maybe jim lefebvre would have been an option.
bold means card is part of pending trade/transaction
1 - 2007 topps chrome takashi saito blue refractor
2 - 1994 bowman #322 todd williams
3 - 2002 donruss originals #61 shawn green 1982
4 - 2016 topps allen & ginter the numbers game #ng-82 kenta maeda
5 - 2016 topps allen & ginter #16 trayce thompson
6 - 1996 fleer team leaders #21 mike piazza
7 - 2016 topps allen & ginter the numbers game #ng-41 jackie robinson
8 - 2016 topps allen & ginter the numbers game #ng-6 corey seager
9 - 2017 topps salute legend sandy koufax
bonus non-dodger cards - 2016 panini diamond kings vladimir guerrero
you will be rewarded!
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let's trade, part 2
i collect dodgers cards, any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, dave lopes or bill russell, all topps cards of the players who were featured in the 1978 topps set as dodgers, cards featuring dodger stadium, o-pee-chee variations, cards showing memorial patches and/or armbands, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set. i have a lot of cards to trade!