Gary Carter ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1981 Donruss

Gary Carter ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1981 Donruss

Now that my Gary Carter collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #5 is from the 1981 Donruss set.

While the card lacks any real originality, it does capture a great action photo of Carter as he tears into a pitch.  And based on the part of his swing that was captured by the photographer along with his head position, it looks like Mr. Carter has made some serious contact with the offering.

This card’s image is perfect, and is a great example of the time period that it was taken in.  First off, we have those incredible Expos Powder-Blue uniforms.  Following that up is their unmistakable batting helmet that I love.  And lastly, we have Carter’s hair stuffed under his helmet – a testament to the era when players were allowed to be and appear as individuals….

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