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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Cards Need Love Too -- #'s 51-55

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).

If the comments I've been getting on the first half of the set are any indication these cards do have some fans.  Anyone want to comment that doesn't like them?

Joe went 17-12 in 1982 for the 5th place Astros.  I still think the rainbow jerseys are great.

The portrait is good here but what a lousy action shot!

Fernandomania was in full swing in 1983.  I don't think the helmet is particularly flattering.

"Pitch at risk to Richie Zisk."  What a great slogan.  It was in use when Richie was part of "the South Side Hitmen" in 1977 with the White Sox.  I remember him killing the Cubs when he was with the Pirates.

Leon looked like he was going to be a superstar but never quite got there.  He made a key error in the 1984 NLCS loss to the Padres.


  1. I do really like the backs of these cards. Why is Zisk listed as a Mariners OUTFIELDER when he had no chances in the field for 2 years when this card was made? And a note on Durham, when other Cub fans go on and on about how great Mark Grace was, I remind then that Durham's lifetime OPS+ is better than Grace's. Makes them mad.

  2. My wife loves, absolutely loves, cards of blue eyes Ripken. This big one would really get her going.


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