January 26, 2008

The 792 That Wouldn't Die!

Time for another 50 cards from The 792.

#351 - 400

351. Cardinals Leaders, 1988
I couldn't say no to Tony Pena in aviator glasses. Especially since in 1988 I was wearing the exact same frames.

352. Dave Stewart, 1984
353. Marvell Wynne, 1989
354. Mario Soto, 1981
355. Dwight Evans, 1982
356. Padres Team, 1980
357. Len Matuszek, 1983 (RC)
358. Ricky Jordan, 1989 (RC)
This was one of those cards that I thought stockpiling would allow me to buy a new car when I got older. Unfortunately, this plan involved Ricky Jordan making it into the Hall of Fame. I should've known better.

359. Dave Collins, 1983
360. Steve Carlton, 1985
361. Greg Maddux, 1988 (FTC)
362. Jack Lazorko, 1989
363. Willie Fraser, 1988
364. Brett Butler, 1983
365. Bobby Murcer, 1980
366. Mark McGwire, 1987
367. Keefe Cato, 1985
368. Willie Aikens, 1980 (RC)
I love it that Aikens signed his full name for this card, and that his middle name is 'Mays.' I mean, how great is that?

369. Ken Caminiti, 1989
370. Vince Coleman, 1986 (RC)
371. Mark Eichhorn, 1987 (RC)
372. Matt Williams, 1988 (RC)
373. Urbano Lugo, 1986 (RC)
374. Terry Francona, 1986
375. Jeff Reardon, 1985
376. Jeff Newman, 1985
377. Joe Carter, 1986
378. Lee May Super Veteran, 1983
I'm including the Lee May Super Veteran here partly because it's a great card, and partly because I feel bad for May. I feel bad because for the most part, Topps had the SV cards checklisted on cards ending in 1 or 6, because many of the Super Veterans were still stars. But not Lee May. Peaking as #500 in the 1974 set, by 1983 not only was he officially retired, but he was near obscurity at card #377.

379. Bobby Meacham, 1986
380. Willie Stargell, 1981
381. Red Sox Leaders, 1983
Yes, I included this card just for Bob Stanley's mustache.

382. John Smoltz, 1989 (RC)
383A.+B. Pascual Perez, 1982
384. Dave Dravecky, 1983 (RC)
385. Tony Perez, 1984
386. Rod Carew AL AS, 1983
387. Phil Niekro, 1981
388. Dickie Noles, 1986
389. Rod Dedeaux USA Olympic Team, 1985 (MGR)
390. Eddie Murray, 1982
391. Kirby Puckett AL AS, 1988
392. Fred Lynn AL AS, 1983
393. Ozzie Smith, 1980
394. Roger Clemens AL AS, 1988
395. Danny Jackson NL AS, 1989
396. Kirk Gibson NL AS, 1989
397. Jack Clark NL AS, 1988
398. Manny Trillo NL AS, 1983
399. George Brett AL AS, 1984
400. George Foster, 1980


As always, head over to Cardboard Junkie for the visual checklist.

5 comments:

Andy said...

I'm confused about the Lee May card..is it #377 or #378?

suterb said...

His base card is #377, and his Super Veteran card is #378.

83F said...

#379 ... is that a 1988 or a 1986?

Bay Rat North West said...

I always felt bad for Lee. He was either traded to a team just after it won the World Series or traded away just before they did.

capewood said...

Poor Ricky Jordan. I'm a long time Phillies fan and at one time Jordan looked like the real thing. He was poised to make it big in the free agent market when the strike happened in 1994. The Phillies had gone to pieces after their 1993 World Series appearance and were into rebuilding and weren't interested in him. He managed to catch on with the Mariners in 1996 and that was the end of his career.