Monday, March 7, 2011

1985 david green

the cardinals traded david green to the giants in february of 1985.  here is his 1985 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
i learned to rue the day of that trade, as the cardinals received jack clark in return.  green, meanwhile, took over for clark at first base in san francisco.  his first homer as a giant was a walk-off job, but he hit only 5 total - a far cry from the 15 he hit with the cardinals the previous season.  he also had just a .248 average while the giants lost 100 games. 

it's worth noting that this card is one of the reasons i started this blog.  none of the card references i have indicate that this is a variation.  if i did not have the complete set, i wouldn't have known about its fantastic and colorful existence.

voici à vous, 1985 david green!

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