Thursday, October 8, 2009

Final Years as a Dodger

Below are Steve's five Topps/OPC releases as a Dodger. I felt that Topps did a good job of selecting images with the exception of his 1982 base card.

1979 Topps #50 (front)
Sadly, this card is a double print. It seems that only slightly fewer of these were produced than Steve's 1987 Topps cards. I think the catcher is the Giants Marc Hill.

1979 Topps #50 (back)

1979 O-Pee-Chee #21 (front)

The O-Pee-Chee logo had a lot more style than the Topps logo in 1979.

1979 O-Pee-Chee #21 (back)

1980 Topps #290 (front)
This is another one of my favorite cards. It's probably because of the use of Primary Colors (Red and Yellow) that balance nicely against the Blue Dodgers jersey.

1980 Topps #290 (back)

1981 Topps # 530 (front)
This image was taken around the same time as Steve's 1982 Topps In Action Card.

1981 Topps # 530 (back)

1982 Topps # 179 (front)
This is my least favorite Topps card of Steve as a Dodger. Things I don't like about this card include: the Hockey Stick on the left side of the card, the pink and purple color pattern on the hockey stick, the fact that Steve's wearing a helmet that covers his ears and the fact that the card's image always seems a bit blurry to me.

1982 Topps # 179 (back)
As a kid, I was alway disappointed that Topps didn't produce World Series Cards from the 1981 World Series in their 1982 set as they had done with most of their sets during the past two decades.
1982 Topps In Action # 180 (front)

1982 Topps In Action # 180 (back)

1983 Topps # 610 (front)

1983 Topps # 610 (back)

1 comment:

Dean Family said...

Is the 82 Garvey card a photo from 1980? It would seem so with the All-Star game patch. Same for the 1983 which appears to be taken in 1981.