Sunday, March 5, 2017
Card #36 - Texas Rangers Team Leaders
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!
This was in the commons bin at my local card shop.
Very good, minus a corner ding in the lower left side of the card.
Topps needs to bring these team leader cards back!