Monday, February 20, 2017

The President of Card Bloggers Sent Cards to Me

Aloha, everybody, 

As the above title notes, I received a package from the dean of card bloggers, the GBOAT (Greatest Blogger of All Time), the venerable, wise old owl - who probably won't appreciate being referred to as old.  Indeed, if the blogger world had a president, this man would be that...Mr. Night Owl. 

We all know it's a good day when a package of cards arrives in the mail, but it's a very good day when I find a package from Night Owl. 

Lots of folks send Dodgers cards to N.O., and if I'm lucky, I receive some of the cardboard runoff from his bounty. Night Owl ends up with plenty of dupes and upgrades, and that's where we fellow Dodgers bloggers come in. The trickle down economics theory may not work out in the real world, but it sure does apply in the blogosphere. 

Let's have a look at (just a sample of) the goodies that came to me from the frigid and snowed over east. 

Leading off is an absolutely beautiful hologram 3-D card from the 30th anniversary of Dodger Stadium. THIS is how to do 3-D illusion right. The stadium image lifts right off the card surface and stands upright...

Young Joc on a sweet Diamond Kings rookie card edition...

What about the Brooklyn boys? Sir Night Owl always delivers...

I love how this shot of Campy shows the tools of ignorance in their full glory. Compare that chest protector to the almost tiny flak jackets catchers wear today. 

These are from 1979 TCMA Star of the 50's. I now have six of these Dodgers. Time to find out how many more I need to complete the Dodgers set. 

Jumping to the LA club and a Dodgers star from the 60's...

The 70's brought awesome 'staches to the Dodgers...

Here's Charlie Hough, the Dodgers' resident knuckleballer for many a year...

Steve Sax brings us into the 80's on 1985 O-Pee-Chee...

The next decade brought Raaaaaauuuuuuuuullllll....

Looks like a cold day in Chi-Town in this shot. Mondi's wearing winter headgear and the ivy has gone brown. 

If you think Dodgers baseball in the early 00's, you've gotta include the one who got away, Adrian Beltre...

Numbered cards? Yes, please...

Brown had such an unlikeable personality, but I'll admit, I liked it when he took the mound. He was lights out! 

Here's one for the Tatooine crowd...


I wish they'd shipped Tracy to Tatooine. 

Speaking of the great ones who got away...

The card is dark, so it's not easy to read the name of this Dodgers prospect. It's appropriate because it was a dark day Paul Konerko was traded away. I'll never forgive Tommy for that one. The Dodgers received Jeff Shaw, one of the elite closers in the game at the time. Pfffffffffffffftttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, the one who didn't get away. 

The Teenager on a pre- LA Dodgers, Oklahoma City Dodgers card!!! Wow! 

Now THAT'S what you get when the president sends you cards. 

THANKS Night Owl! 



  1. Nice batch of Night Owl run-off you got there!

  2. The reluctant president says that's a card of Hough not Hooton (but you knew that).

    Always nice to send cards to a fellow Dodger fan.

    1. Oops - I stumbled on the blogger's number one rule, read the card back twice, and write once. Thanks for catching my error, prez.

  3. Kevin Brown's career numbers are crazy good. The personality issues probably make him a tad bit underrated.

    1. That's my excuse as to why my blog remains underrated! :)