Saturday, December 16, 2017

Here's a TRADE that's SPOT on

Aloha, everybody, 

Rest assured, readers and trade partners, ATBATT may run a bit slow at times, but I'll always get around to posting about the great cards you've sent my way. Scanning is finished, but my appreciation is still running high up to the Dodger blue sky. 

It's time for me get caught up and show off what's been added to my collection over the past couple of months. In no particular order, let's get things started with some police sets from Johnny's Trading Spot. 

John went into the time machine and pulled out some giveaways from waaaaaay back...

These cards are from the '89 set. There are only a couple, but this one's a doozy, featuring the World Series trophy. 

Jay Johnston (below) is still around. I saw him a few months back - and snagged his autograph - at the induction ceremony for the Shrine of the Eternals. He's still full of jokes and a generous attitude...

Here's a great overheaad shot. If you squint, you can see where I was born - just to the left of the downtown LA skyline. 

Just like Cheech sang back in the day, I was "Born in East LA!" 

The big bulk of John's package was this fistful of cards from the 1983 set. Let's take a trip  down memory lane and spot some of the stars and scrubs from the squad who won 91 games, but came up short of the World Series. They lost to the Phillies in the NLCS...

There are former World Series heroes Pedro Gurerro and Bobby Welch. I was a big Derrel Thomas fan back then. Jose Morales and Pat Zachry, not so much. 

Above are backstops Boomer Yeager and the Rock, Mike Scioscia, and present-day player's agent, Dave Stewart. 

There's Steve Howe, who was gone too young, and Tom Neidenfuer, who's fateful playoffs pitch to Jack Clark put him into the Dodgers Hall of Infamy. 

This last group is mostly scrubs, with the exceptions of  Dodgers legend, Rick Monday, and pretty good shortstop, but lousy manager, Bill Russell. 

THANKS for the great - and not often seen - cards, John! 



  1. Yep, I had a buddy in Orange, CA send them to me so I could split them among you Dang Dodger fans. Literally came from there and back to you, then the chunk I sent over to NO too.