Tuesday, December 1, 2009

#44 - Pat Dobson

Card fact: This is the last color combination in the set: yellow-red. There is a variation of this combo, which we will see with our first All-Star, coming up soon.

What I thought about this card then: Never saw it.

What I think about this card now: Dobson looks like he is posing for an old-style portrait. And I love how he has the collar out on the jacket he's wearing under his uniform. It reminds me of the collar-out shirts we wore under sweaters back in the early 1980s. So sauve. That look got ALL the girls.

Other stuff: Pat Dobson has some rather distinctive cards. He's hatless on his 1970 card, wears an airbrushed cap on his '71, features a staggering, open-mouthed gape on his 1972 card, looks like Will Ferrell on his '76 card, and displays an awesome fro/crap-eating grin on his '78 card. Now that's a body of work for you.

Back facts: Dobson was born where my great aunt and uncle once lived. ... Also, why is there a gap after the 1974 stats? Creative white space?

Other blog stuff: OK, we have covered all the color combinations, so now it is time to list them, in order of appearance:

1. orange-brown
2. yellow-light blue
3. purple-pink
4. orange-yellow
5. green-purple
6. brown-orange
7. yellow-green
8. red-yellow
9. green-light green
10. brown-tan
11. blue-orange
12. pink-yellow
13. light blue-green
14. red-blue
15. tan-light blue
16. yellow-red

So, there you are. Sixteen color combinations in the '75 set. But you knew that already, right?


Play at the Plate said...

I think he has a smug look on his face because he is VERY aware of his place in history..the last color-combo to show up in the set should be reserved for someone of some stature. And he knows it.

MattR said...

He's coming up in a few weeks on my '76 blog. He really does look like Will Farrel on the '76 card.