at any rate, it's always nice to find an oddball type card that fits in any mini collection, especially this one. that's why i was so pleased to find a card from the 2013 panini beach boys set when i searched for 'dodger stadium' on a whim at comc
this card was part of the package i had shipped on black friday, but the card had been purchased well before that. it's not the best photo as far as dodger stadium is concerned (that's the left field pavilion behind al jardine, with the right field pavilion partially visible behind brian wilson). the sorry fact that panini had to remove the logos from the jerseys and hats worn by the beach boys is offset by the fact that manager don mattingly is visible and recognizable between jardine and bruce johnston. i've never seen the beach boys, but i have seen two concerts at dodger stadium (eric clapton/elton john and u2). as far as national anthems go, i know i saw debbie gibson at dodger stadium (game 1 of the 1988 world series) and kenny rogers at the metrodome on opening day one year, but that's about all i remember.
here's another oddball sort of card, a 1992 upper deck fanfest lou brock card
brock is rounding second in the photo on this card. it's not a common photo angle for cards which is one reason why i like it so much. the low railing is an easy way to identify dodger stadium on cards.
next is a 1992 fleer dennis martinez record setter card
here's one of my favorite dodger stadium cards, a 1998 pacific crown collection wally joyner card
that features another rare angle, as well as a lunging mike piazza. i picked up this second copy of the card for my lurker mini collection.
not all cards that feature dodger stadium in the background make the binder, as sometimes there is not enough of the stadium or i just don't think it is up to snuff. this 2004 bowman hideo nomo makes the binder, but just barely.
it's there only because it is one of the few cards that shows the 'infield' mural on the outfield wall, although it is almost impossible to see. here's a photo of dave roberts crashing into davey lopes that better illustrates the mural
i have a 2004 fleer ultra card of preston wilson in my steve garvey collection because it shows the garvey part of the mural pretty well. i was also happy to find this 2004 fleer tradition dodger team set darren dreifort card