Sunday, March 5, 2017

Card #36 - Texas Rangers Team Leaders

The Card
Here we are with our first team leaders card for the 1982 set, and I'm kind of in love with it.  My dad was a pilot in the Air Force when I was a kid, and we were stationed just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth in the early 80's, so this era of Rangers uniforms sparks distinct memories.  I know for a fact I used to own wristbands with that glorious old-school Texas logo with the cowboy hat.

This is a fun pairing, too.  Al Oliver, who has to be one of the most underrated players in MLB history, is rocking a gold chain and a million dollar smile...and the powder blue away uniform!  To his left is George "Doc" Medich, a veteran starter with a steely gaze.  And they're both making those mesh-backed trucker hats look good.  The flip side of the card serves as a team checklist for the set, and includes the players card and uniform numbers.  Al Oliver's jersey number?  "Zero" of course - big O!

The Story
This was in the commons bin at my local card shop.

The Price
$0.15

The Condition
Very good, minus a corner ding in the lower left side of the card.

The Verdict
Topps needs to bring these team leader cards back!

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