Sunday, December 7, 2008

Shoulda been Sundays - Card #4

This one-post-a-week thing is pretty weak. I know I get pissed when bloggers don't post anything for an entire week. I will try to do better.

For my first post (of many) this week, I give you another card that should have been:


1988 Topps Steve Garvey

Ten time all-stars deserve to have a card for their final year. Garvey played 27 games for my Padres in '87. News of a couple of paternity suits filed against him also led to one of my favorite bumper stickers: Steve Garvey is not my Padre. The Sons of Steve Garvey Blog came up with the name based on the same lawsuits.


Anyone who helps bring my favorite team from perennial losers to the World Series deserves a card for their final year.

FYI- Though Garvey won game 4, it was my man, Tony Gwynn, that had the go-ahead RBIs in game 5 that sent the Padres to the 1984 World Series.


5 comments:

Rod said...

is this card available on cardboard. Sorry we didnt get to meet when you were up this way. Are you coming up for Christmas?

thewritersjourney said...

That is a very cool card. Keep up the great work.

gcrl said...

a fitting final tribute for the garv. awesome.

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

I remember how pissed everyone was Garv wasn't in the '88 Topps set. Nice job by the way.

jgarrison1309 said...

This would have been a nice legacy card. What he have now is fine, as that last season was cut short due to injury after a terrible start. But his one home run that year gave Larry Bowa his first win as a manager, so we have that...