Aloha readers and trade partners,
Speaking of trade partners, the champion of sending me the most Dodger cards in terms of sheer volume is Night Owl. Earlier this month Night Owl sent a big box of Dodger Blue cardboard, and I've been showing off my favorites from this massive, awesome gift.
Last week Night Owl featured a post that paid homage to Dodger cards of the one who was traded away - Paul Konerko. I feel Night Owl's pain involving Konerko being traded away. I still remember cursing under my breath at Tommy Lasorda when he pulled that one off.
Just as N.O., I love Konerko cards from his time as a Dodger, and this newest card for my collection is a good starting place for the best cards from the 90's.
This is an awesome Konerko card, but what the heck is going on behind him? Is that a close up of the moon? A cell of ebola virus?
E.K. holds the record for most home runs by an L.A. Dodger. I'm of the belief the record is a bit padded and misleading because Karros hit a ton of homers in Colorado, and he seemed to hit a lot of his homers in games with lopsided scores.
That said, I definitely dig old-timey Bakersfield Dodgers cards.
Lots of Dodger fans silently suffer when current catcher A.J. Ellis comes to bat, as he's pretty much an automatic out. When was the last time we had an easy-out catcher? It was this guy...
But he's got a beautiful card.
|"Yeah, I'm on a Cap'n Crunch card. Whataboutit?"|
Martinez looks like an amputee here, but that's what happens to these 90's shiny cards when they get scanned.
I love these Ovation cards, but I rarely see them floating around. If you've got any of these with Dodgers on 'em, I'll be happy to take them off your hands.
These 3-D cards are a great example of 90's shininess. They look horrible on a scan, but great in person.
Then again, who needs shiny gimmicks when you've got beautiful simplicity on cardboard...
The unluckiest Japanese Dodger pitcher...
I've got a fistful of Piazza cards. Too many? No way.
One more Mondy card with a beautiful bat barrel shot for Nick to enjoy...
Finally, another bat barrel card that takes us from the thrill of a sharp line drive to the frustration of strike three...
Be sure to catch the next post folks, when we cover cardboard from the 21st century.