My 1980's raw SF Giants binders
I got around to taking some images of the binders of raw cards I've put together covering the SF Giants throughout the 1980's. Figured this would be an ok place to post them just to have the pics all in one place for fun. They're nothing special, I doubt a single one would get a 10, probably not even any 9's. I get a big kick out of them though and look forward to putting them up here. I'll try and post 1 year every week or so as not to blast and annoy everyone with a million posts and pics all at once.
Here's 1980, smallest album by far with it being just Topps. Most of the marks, lint, cat hair and general schmultz is on the outside of the plastic pages and not on the cards themselves (not all of it but most). My favorite card from this album is the Vida Blue. He was my mom's favorite player so I've got a soft spot for him. It's also fun that this year includes a couple McCovey's. I absolutely love this uniform, one of the best SFG uniforms of all time in my opinion.
Every time I look at cards like these, I'm instantly reminded how horribly today's modern cards are designed.
Here's the 1981 binder. Again this year my personal favs are the Blue and the McCovey. More cards this year as Fleer and Donruss have joined the game. I put the Donruss Jesus Figueroa in the binder because it says Giants on it, even though he's in a Cubs uniform lol. As best I can tell he never actually played with the Giants. Only records I can find for him show him playing just 1 year (1980) in MLB and that was only with the Cubs.
Thanks for sharing!
Live long, and prosper.
For whatever the poptarts it's worth, he was traded to the Giants after the 1980 season and played the whole 1981 season at AAA Phoenix. Remember, Donruss didn't do a separate Traded set until 1989.
Ah, now that makes sense. Being in AAA all year threw me for a loop as he didn't appear on SFG rosters when I looked him up. Thanks for the info.
A team collector (i.e., a man after my own heart.) Really nicely presented.
I liked the jerseys they had then. The Chili and Evans cards in the '83 Fleer set really display those well.
1982's are up to the plate. As far as card design I think this year goes to Topps. I could do without the signatures but the overall design is pretty sweet. Second place would be Donruss with Fleer bringing up the rear. I do like the Fleer design, just less than the others. It's a respectful bronze medal for them lol.
'82 brings my favorite ball player to the mlbb card world, Bob Brenly. Singled out below are his rookie cards and of course Blue's cards.
1983, you're on deck...
I just noticed that a handful of your 81 Donruss were taken at Wrigley field...
A whole bunch of '81 Donruss were shot at Wrigley.