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Monday, July 18, 2011

Big Cards Need Love Too -- #'s 17-20

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).

 Damaso had some good years for the Jays in the mid 1980's.  He swiped 54 bases in 1982.

 Gary is in the same league as Damaso.  He had some good years but not in the long term.  He's the father of Daryle Ward.  I don't like the batting practice cap.

 Now we're talking.  Coop put up some big numbers.  In '83 he posted career highs in homers (30) and runs batted in (126).  This card just looks sharp to me.

 "You know Keith Hernandez?"  Not a great picture of Keith here.  This is the year (1983) he was traded to the Mets.  According to Whitey Herzog who had both suspicions of Keith using drugs and a problem with his attitude the Cards manager was told by owner August Busch to "trade the son of a bitch."  The Mets picked him up for Neil Allen and Rick Owenby.

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