as i grow more disillusioned with the 2017 products released by topps, i figured i would go back and see if i could obliterate a certain year from my dodger want list. i figured that 1989 would be a good year since the dodgers won the world series the previous season, and so completing this task would mean that i would have all of the cards that celebrated that improbable finish. i was already well on my way when i officially committed to the endeavor thanks largely to my 8-plus years trading within the blogosphere. i didn't buy too many cards in 1989, and there were five major manufacturers back then, so this is a fairly decent task to have (nearly) completed.
anyway, most of the cards that i was in need of were specialty issues, like cards from the woolworth set. there are a few orel hershiser cards in the set that i was missing, including this nondescript one
reliever jay howell was also featured in the set,
thanks to his game 4 save on the road in oakland.
while it's great to see cards like the howell, 1989 small sets were all about orel hershiser and kirk gibson - the reigning cy young award winner, and the reigning mvp. here's hershiser on a fleer baseball mvp card
gibby shows up on a fleer baseball all-stars card
tim leary was a feel-good story in 1988, so he got some love on 1989 cardboard, including this 1989 score hot 100 insert
my dodger andy pafko need list is very short these days, but will likely not get any shorter - if you know what i mean.