1983 Fleer Lee Smith
Another Lee Smith card for my very small collection of Lee Smith cards. My total count is now at three!!
And while the 1983 Fleer design is one of the worst designs of the decade(my opinion), it’s never a bad thing to add a 2nd year card of one of the greatest closers in the game to your collection. Especially when he’s wearing the good old Red, White, and Blue colors of a certain baseball team that calls ‘The Windy City’ it’s home.
Is it me, or does Mr. Smith look especially thin in this photo??
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Lee Smith Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1983 fleer, baseball, baseball cards, baseball records, Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, closer, Cubs, fleer, lee smith, pitcher, relief pithcer, reliever, st. louis cardinals
Now this is a GREAT Rickey Henderson baseball card!!!
There’s only 1 reason why Rickey’s jersey could be so filthy. Rickey was being Rickey and he must have slid head-first while stealing yet another base!!
I love when baseball cards capture what the player does best. Great job on this one Fleer!!!
Posted in Rickey Henderson Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1983 fleer, all-star, baseball cards, collecting, collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, stolen bases, topps, yankees
The puzzle is complete.
Admittedly, it was not very hard to put together as it only had 2 parts. But a puzzle is a puzzle and this one is a work of art!!!
I have been trying to think of other players that played during this era that when just their first name is mentioned you know who is being discussed. And for the life of me I cannot think of any bigger stars in 1983 than Rickey & Reggie.
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Rickey Henderson Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1983 fleer, A's, angels, Athletics, baseball, baseball cards, california angels, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection
A week or so ago I posted that I had added another card to my Rickey Henderson collection – The 1983 Fleer ‘Speed’ card.
In that post I stated that although the second half of this 2-card set was not Rickey it was a player that I admired, Reggie Jackson, and I wanted to get that next. That’s where Greg, from the great blog – ‘Night Owl Cards’, stepped in. Within hours he told me that he had the card for me and today it arrived.
Neither one of these cards are going to win any awards for their design or photography, but this is a classic 2-card set featuring 2 of baseball’s biggest personalities.
Thanks Night Owl!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1983 fleer, angels, baseball, baseball cards, california angels, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, new york yankees, power, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, speed & power, speed and power, yankees