i recently introduced my mini collection focusing on my favorite cards from each year that i've been a collector. the basic gist is that i wanted to create a space for the cards that i most appreciated having in my collection in the year that they were released. these were cards that i acquired in the year that they were issued, and that i considered to be my favorites at the time. i have disallowed (most) cards that are already in other mini collections in order to avoid having a mini collection consisting of more steve garvey, double plays, and dodger stadium cards.
fitting that this card is posted tonight when mlb is celebrating roberto clemente day. you can see the painted grass in the foreground of this card referencing a tribute to clemente, and of course, clemente's number 21 is visible on the right field scoreboard. i've not been to pnc park yet, but cards like this push it to the top of the list of stadiums to visit.
favorite dodger card: topps update sandy koufax variation
today, i think i prefer one of the runners up a bit more - that would be the 2017 topps dodger team card
up next, 1999. stay tuned!