Card fact: This is another one of the cards that appeared in the pack that I shoplifted when I was 9.
What I thought about this card then: Man, I hope my parents don't find out.
What I think about this card now: I've always liked this card. It's a glimpse of Monday and his teammates peering out of the dugout.
Other stuff: Rick Monday, of course, is a proud part of Dodger history with his home run against the Expos in the clinching game of the Division Series in the 1981 playoffs. It helped me forgive him for what was a sporadic career with L.A., and the fact that the Dodgers traded away Bill Buckner to get Monday.
Also, Monday's most famous moment as a player was saving the American flag from being burned by two protesters in the outfield of Dodger Stadium in 1976, when he was a member of the Cubs. And how did the Cubs reward him? By trading him to the Dodgers after the season. But Monday got to win a World Series five years later with L.A.
Monday is now a broadcaster for the Dodgers.
Back facts: "Chinese home run" is a derogatory term, meaning "cheap home run." The left field fence in the L.A. Coliseum was only 251 feet away from home plate when the Dodgers played there from 1958-61. Apparently, the reference to the Chinese comes from the fact that Chinese immigrants worked for little pay during the early 20th century. Yeah, real pleasant stuff.
Oldie but goodie: Them's the stolen goods.
Other blog stuff: Brown-and-orange are very '70s colors. I'm going to try to come up with something '70s related for this color combination. I can't use the Burger King combo because I used that already. But if anyone has any ideas, let them fly.