That didn't stop me from picking up these 3 cards of Dave, all representing his first few years with the San Diego Padres:
First up is this nice team logo medallion card. Early on, I was irritated by Topps usage of these commemorative pins or patches as hits in their products but they have grown on me. This is a great example of a nicely designed card. Solid photo selection and the team logo is nice, big and clear in a hard metallic material. I briefly flirted with the idea of seeking out the entire set but if I recall it is a pretty big checklist and I shifted gears. Glad to have this Winfield in my collection.
This card design from the Donruss set is fairly basic but it has a couple things I really like on this particular card. First, I think this is the first time I have seen this photo used on a Winfield card. It isn't anything super special but I have gotten sick of the constant recycling of just a few photos. I also like the usage of a bat relic. It seems to me that the start of the relic phase had a lot more bat cards versus jersey cards to the point where I personally undervalued bat relics. The tide has turned and now I seem to be appreciating the little slabs of wood more than a jersey.