Friday, August 13, 2021

let the leftys have their day

it's international left handers day. i am not left handed, although i hit left handed well enough - or at least i could a few years ago. ned flanders can assure you that left handed folk living in a right handed world face an array of challenges, so i suppose they can have a day for themselves.

topps played on the left handedness of some all-time great pitchers back in 2001 with this combo card:
the mullet is strong with the big unit. the card comes from 2001 topps chrome. i bought it recently when i decided to turn my attention to topps chrome dodger team sets. i am still in need of some base cards, but i couldn't pass up a cheap insert like this one that features randy johnson, warren spahn, steve carlton, and sandy koufax. 

speaking of koufax, here's a 2019 topps allen & ginter card
that was, at one time, one of my most wanted cards.

a few years ago, the dodgers' starting rotation was 80% leftys, with hyun-jin ryu, rich hill, alex wood, and clayton kershaw each starting at least 24 games. here's a kershaw insert card from 2020 topps
and a 2016 topps bunt card of a current left starter, julio urias
that card came from the collector as part of his recent basketball pwe swap. thanks chris!

here are a couple of cards from cards on cards featuring the other lefty in the dodgers' current rotation, david price. this one is from 2020 topps update
and this is from 2020 topps chrome update
thanks kerry!

i bought this 1999 fleer si greats of the game tommy john autograph card
many months ago. john was one of the leftys on the team of my youth. 

tommy john never did win a world series, but the rest of the guys in this post all know the feeling conveyed on kershaw's 2021 topps stadium club card
so let them have their day.


  1. I'm a proud lefty... who sadly completely forgot about our special day.

    1. Every day is lefty day if you’re a lefty.