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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Cards Need Love Too -- #'s 13-16

I guess I'm in the minority but I think these 3-1/2" x 5", 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars are nice.   Here they are in numerical order. (Click to enlarge particularly if you want to read the backs).
Willie hit a career high .332 in 1982.  Love the beard, Willie.

1983 was Bench's last year.  It's hard for me to not to like any Johnny Bench card.  He's just one of those guys.

Coming off a 14-8, 1982 "Louisiana Lightning" went 21-9 in 1983 and pitched a career high 21 complete games.  Just to show how things have changed, no pitcher has even posted a double digit complete game season since 1999.  The last man to reach 20 was Fernando Valenzuela in 1986.

As with a lot of these players (I guess Donruss knew what they were doing) Hal was coming off a great 1982,  that saw him set career highs for home runs (27) and RBI's (133).

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