Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1982 dave lopes all star

here is the second of three dave lopes 1982 o-pee-chee variations.  the first was a team variation, but thism his all star card, is just a text variation as you can see.
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
what the card back fails to address is that lopes really didn't deserve to be voted in to start the 1981 all star game, as he missed half of may, all but one game in june, and all of july due to injury.  he was batting only .169 at the time. the all star game, which wasn't played until august 9th due to the players' strike, was the first game lopes had played in in two months (he walked in his only at bat).  good thing for the dodgers, he had a pretty good september and found his legs in time for the postseason.

voici à vous, 1982 dave lopes all star!


  1. Everybody missed July in '81 ;-)

  2. right - i should have clarified! he missed half of may and most of the june games due to injury before the strike occurred.