As our whole family works to open minds and hearts to the Dodgers (since Albuquerque now has their Triple A team, the Isotopes), dayf and MDA's comments in the previous post inspired us to take a look at the 1990 Dodgers 100th anniversary set produced by Target.
Borrowing Cardboard Junkie's time machine, which he is reasonable about lending out as long as you promise not to go the places he found where it is possible to procure vintage tobacco and Braves cards for a penny per card, we discovered that we could get the Dodgers set at Target in 1990 (don't let the eBay logo fool you; that is a glitch in the time machine):
and another alternative was to go to Dodgers' games and pick them up in 15-card sheets. For free, as we entered the turnstile.
The card sheet above includes: Art Herring - RHP; Pat Hurley - C; Bill Collins - OF; Dan Daub - RHP; Bert Haas - INF; Frank Lamanske - LHP; Pryor McElveen - INF; Bull Wagner - RHP; Pat Deisel - C; John Miller - INF; Tony Smith - INF; Glen Moulder - RHP; Erve Beck - INF; Dolf Luque - RHP; and Joe Kustus - OF.
For those who cannot partake in the time machine, there's a 400-card lot in this format:
for sale on eBay, with 15 hours left and the price thus far at around $18 plus $4.95 shipping.
There are 1144 cards in the Target Dodgers anniversary set, including that of a player named Possum Whitted. The Dinged Corners Baseball Card Blog crack research lab has, after closely examining the facts, reached this conclusion: whew, that's a whole lotta baseball cards.
By the way, 1990 was more interesting than we remembered--they did things like launch the Hubble telescope and free Nelson Mandela and work on a unified Germany. And there were even more Bip Roberts cards in 1990 than you can get in repack boxes in 2009! Who knew?