It is always nice to purge my collection of unwanted Dodger cards and Greg over at Night Owl is always a willing trade partner. My dislike (okay maybe it is hatred) for the Dodgers may only be surpassed by his hatred for the Giants. This is obvious from his blog posts and the note he included with my cards stating "These somehow avoided the incinerator. Enjoy!". Is it only me, or could see him sitting by the fire with a big smile on his face slowly tossing Giants cards one at a time into the flames.
Anyway, on to the cards.
These bring back lots of memories, Jack Clark was the star of the first Giants teams I followed. Right after that came Will Clark then Barry Bonds. With the exception of 1985, one of these sluggers was on every Giants team (Will and Barry overlapped in 1993 - can you imagine how they got along!) and totalled 925 HRs and 2744 RBI in Giants uniforms. These cards also bring back memories of Vida Blue pitching for the Giants after a great run with the A's, for the longest time he was the answer to two trivia questions - he started the All-Star game in both the NL and AL and was the last switch hitter to win the MVP (1971) until I believe Willie McGee won it in 1985. Also a not so fond memory comes to mind of Fred Lynn blasting a grand slam off Atlee Hammaker in the 1983 All Star game. I belive it is still the only grand slam in the history of the All Star game.
Thanks again for the great Giants cards Greg, hope you enjoyed the Bums I sent back in return.