Monday, December 28, 2015

Classic Seasons, Classic Materials

We seem to love the classics. Classic rock. Classic television. Classic literature. Classic cars. I might even go so far as to say that the word has been a bit overused. Instead of referring to something that has not only withstood the test of time, but is of enduring quality, it now often just refers to something old.

But if we're defining something by the classic definition of the word, then, yeah- there are some things that are worthy of this designation. Two of them were captured on cardboard by Upper Deck.  
There's nothing that cries 'uniforms from the 80s' (and 70s) like the powder blue unis. By 1981, eleven MLB teams wore the powder blues- with Atlanta being the last team to join in on the fun. 




 Bring Back the Blues, says I. And I'm not talking music.




It was nice to see Upper Deck recognize Dale's MVP-winning 1983 season but it would have been even nicer to see a second card included in the set recognizing his 1982 MVP season. Oh, well- I'll just be happy with the one card they did issue.







4 comments:

  1. They did this throwback a couple years ago, no? You think there's any chance they change the uniforms for the stadium (I hope not)

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    1. They did. I remember them playing San Diego a few years ago in them (with the Pads wearing those brown/yellow/orange masterpieces. I doubt they will go back for new stadium, but you never know.

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  2. Now I have to figure out if there are any relics floating around with the Cubs' powder blue pajama uniforms. Very nice pickup!

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    1. Would those be the pinstriped ones? Those were sweet!

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