Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Darryl Strawberry: 1992 Panini Sticker

Hi. How are you? I'm doing all right, thanks. 

1992 Panini Stickers. Looks like a shark might have gotten at the left hand side of the sticker! Or, it was cut with fun scissors. Darryl wit his classic stance and leg kick in lamentable Dodgers gray. 


Panini here has put some kind of game on the back of it. At least, I think it is a game? It could be the outcome of the at-bat depicted in the sticker, too. I suppose.

Darryl Strawberry wore 44 in LA. Likely in homage to his friend Eric Davis. But when Davis joined the Dodgers for 1992 and (part of) 1993, rather than give up the number, Davis took 33. Davis' tenure in LA was pretty abysmal, following a pretty crummy 1991 in Cincinnati. Though his 1993 campaign was better as he seemed healthier. But for as bad as Davis, was, Strawberry was worse in 1992. It's safe to say that experience (that hope!) pretty much failed for the franchise. Crikey, looking again at Strawberry's years from 1992 to 1997 is just depressing.

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3 comments:

  1. FWIW, I only look at the numbers I like of my favorite players. I can tell you Sandberg's entire 1984 stat line off the top of my head, but I don't have a clue as to what he did in 1997. May I suggest you ignore '92 to '97?

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    1. You may suggest it, but I'm still cruel enough towards myself to buy the cards in those years and then, well, I have to look at the back.

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  2. As much as I enjoy stats on the back of my cards/stickers... I think the game is pretty cool. If I was a six year old kid putting these stickers into an album, I could see myself holding onto these cards and trying to play the game with my other first grade buddies.

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