1982 Fleer NL All-Stars with Gary Carter & Dave Parker

1982 Fleer NL All-Stars with Gary Carter & Dave Parker

Dave Parker was one of the most feared sluggers from his era.  His ability to end games with one single swing put him in a rare status of player.

Add to that the fact that Parker was physically imposing at 6 feet and 5 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, you had a very intimidating player.

What I find interesting about Parker’s cards as I build a collection of all of his major-brand cards from his days with the Pirates is that he is often featured sporting a huge smile.

Maybe he wanted to come across as a teddy-bear, or maybe he was simply a very fun-loving player.

Either way, this card from the 1982 Fleer set features him and another famously smiling player.  And it is great!!!

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