I do collect players that aren't picture in Dodger uniforms. I have a bunch of collections going on that I haven't listed on my blog. They are collections that I am not trying to focus on but, when I see a good deal, I pounce at the chance to add to it. If I posted all of the players or categories that I collect, I would then receive too many cards from the blog world to keep track of. I need to keep some order and have some time to organize everything. Dodgers will always be the main focus but, here are some other cards that I bought that fit into my minor collecting goals.
Dykstra was a solid baseball player that always played hard and was a champion on the 1986 Mets team. He was also a beloved member of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies team that lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series.
His post baseball career saw him become super rich, bankrupt and jailed. He is only 48 and has committed crimes such as embezzlement, drug charges, grand theft auto, an accusation of exposing himself and using steroids. Dykstra is a dude that knows how to party.
If you Google his name, you will find articles discussing his baseball career, his criminal behavior, and skipping a celebrity boxing match against Jose Canseco. Dykstra deserves a TV movie. That would be worth watching.
I think the Orioles began wearing black in there jersey in the mid-90s. I may be wrong and an Oriole fan can correct me on that. It must have been brutal wearing a black uniform in the humidity of Baltimore in the summer.
The Topps 60 cards that came out this past year crack me up. The cards often list a specific catagory and the picture a player that you would think, would have led the league in that stat. On the particular card, the stat is 2010 AL SLG% Leaders with Runners in Scoring Position. That category seems so specific that Choo must be the top dog of 2010 in that stat. Well, Topps has deceived us again. Choo was actually ranked 7th in that catagory in 2010.
Choo also has one of the better names in baseball. I wish the Cleveland Indians would trade this guy to the Dodgers so, I can shout Chooooooooo from the bleachers in left field every time this dude makes a great play or comes to the plate or makes a routine catch on a fly ball or adjusts his cup. Choooooooooooo!
Please Cleveland, trade him to LA for some beard shavings from Casey Blake that have been clogging the drains since last summer. You guys kind of owe us, right? Dodger fans know what I mean.
That wraps up the baseball portion of my card show pick-ups. I may show some of the UCLA autos that I picked up. I will probably go to a card show in a couple weeks or so. We shall see....