08 April 2010

cards from play at the plate!

another delinquent trade post, this one with cards courtesy of play at the plate!

first up is a 2000 upper deck sp authentic shawn green 'sp supremacy' card
one of the few shawn green dodger cards i didn't already have.  just kidding.  while i do have a lot of shawn green cards, this guy had so many during his stint in la that i am sure i have a long ways to go before i have even half of them.

2001 fleer focus joe black rookie of the year insert
i loved this insert set, simply because the dodgers have had so many roys.  joe black is one of the lesser known ones, but not lesser deserving, that's for sure.  he won the award with 15 wins and 15 saves in 1952, plus 3 starts in the world series that year (even though he started only 2 games in the regular season).

speaking of roys, here's mike piazza on a 2000 upper deck mvp 'draw your own card' card.
that's pretty cool having your art used for a baseball card.  this kid seems to have been confused though, because it looks like piazza is in the home whites with the wrigley field brick behind him.

2001 topps finest darren dreifort
a bit of a stretch with the 'finest' moniker, but dreifort did have a decent 2000 season.  i remember his august 8 game where he got the win and hit two home runs.  he is interestingly shown here wearing number 59, while he wore 37 for his entire dodger career.

1999 fleer vintage raul mondesi
mondesi had a good 1999 season for the dodgers, his last in la.  he went 30-30 for the second time and came as close to 100 rbi as he ever would in his career with 99, although his average dipped into the .250s for the first time.

1999 fleer ultra adrian beltre gold medallion edition
beltre was only 19 when he broke into the majors with the dodgers in 1998.  he was getting close to ron cey territory for me as far as fandom before he parlayed his monster 2004 season into an exile of sorts in seattle. 

there were quite a few 1998 ud3 cards, including a couple of charles johnson cards.  here's his 'fx' version
and the 'rainbow' version
i like how the inset picture of cj shows a small part of dodger stadium.  i dislike how he performed in his short tenure with the dodgers which ended with them flipping him to the mets for todd hundley.  mediocrity ensued.

thanks brian!

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

It was a good trade for both of us. I enjoyed my cards too!