Monday, November 10, 2014

Completely Red: 1982 Donruss

Here's Donruss' second offering, and I dig it. It's certainly a relic of the era that wouldn't go over today, but the cartoony design is nice. Plus we get the first Diamond Kings, which remain everyone's favorite thing ever, despite the occasional (frequent) grotesque. The photography improved, though we still have too many head shots. No mind. George Foster's sideburns make up for any missteps.

We got some great names on the '82 roster (Bench, Seaver, Foster, Soto, Concepcion, Griffey, Knight), but no rookies. The team finished with an abysmal 61 wins. Ick. Surprising, coming off their 66-42 record the year prior.


Cards - 24

RC's - none

All Stars - 9 (Tom Seaver, Mario Soto, Tom Hume, George Foster, Ray Knight, Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion, Mike LaCoss, Ken Griffey)

Hall of Famers - 2 (Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench)

Reds Hall of Famers - (Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion, Mario Soto, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Tom Seaver, Dan Driessen, Ron Oester)

Spectacles - 3 Pair

Leftover 1970's Sideburns - Plenty


16 Tom Seaver DK
43 Larry Biittner
62 Joe Nolan
103 Mario Soto
122 Frank Pastore
148 Tom Seaver
169 Dave Collins
188 Junior Kennedy
229 Tom Hume
248 Dan Driessen
274 George Foster
295 Sam Mejias
314 Paul Householder
355 Paul Moskau
374 Ray Knight
400 Johnny Bench
421 Dave Concepcion
440 Mike LaCoss
481 Joe Price
500 Ron Oester
526 John McNamara MG
538 Mike O'Berry
628 Tom Seaver - Johnny Bench
634 Ken Griffey

Go Reds.

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