Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, Steve Garvey!

Why am I wishing Mr. Garvey a happy birthday? He's not a Red, nor does he have any ties to the Reds. BUT, I'm a shameless shill and easily bribed. So when the blog Garvey Cey Russell Lopes is offering a contest giving away some Reds goodness, yeah, I'll bite.

LUCKILY, this card exists:

1986 Fleer #640 NL West Sluggers featuring Dale Murphy, Steve Garvey, and Dave Parker. One of two known cards with Garvey and a Red (the other being an un-scannable Sportflics with Pete Rose).

So Happy 65th, Stevie. And happy blogging, GRCL.

And Go Reds.


  1. Nice choice. I forgot about that card.

    If you had asked me in 1986 which of those players would be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, I would have immediately answered, "All of them!" I still think Murphy should be in, and would be happy if Parker was in too.

    1. Hey, throw 'em all in. I'm a big proponent of putting in anyone who is loved. And all three of these guys are loved. It's the Hall of Fame, not Hall of Stats.

  2. I agree with jt - I thought they were all hofers. Love the metrodome backdrop on that card. And, garvey also lurks behind Pete rose on the 94 ud American epic card marking hit 4192.