This isn't just a 1988 Topps George Brett card. It's not actually a card at all. It's a folder with everyone's favorite Royal on it. Inside where some wonderful treasures sent to me from dayf as payback for some packages I've sent his way.
Let's start with some Packers cards. Before there was Favre, there was Majkowski. Before Majkowski, there was Randy Wright. Before Wright, there was Lynn Dickey. While the Packers didn't do so hot [one season above .500] while he was leading the offense, Dickey put up some impressive statistics. Take for example, the 1983 season. Dickey passed for 4,458 yards which is still the team record for the Packers and one of the few records Favre doesn't hold. Dickey also captained the Green & Gold in the highest scoring Monday Night Football game ever in a 48-47 win over the Redskins.
1985 Topps #68 Lynn Dickey
1983 Topps #77 Lynn Dickey
1982 Topps #357 Lynn Dickey
Along with the some great old school packers there were a bunch of Royals. One of my favorites, that I don't think I've highlighted on the blog before, is Willie Wilson. Wilson had a solid career, posting a .285 career average and over 2,200 hits. When he led the league in batting in 1982, he became the first switch-hitter since Mickey Mantle to do that.
With the good, also came some bad. Willie holds the distinction of becoming the first active major league player to serve jail time during the season for attempting to purchase cocaine.
1986 Topps Collector's Series #32 Willie Wilson
1987 Donruss Opening Day #208 Willie Wilson
2003 Topps All-time Fan Favorites #71 Willie Wilson
Dayf also sent me a page of George Brett cards and a bunch of oddballs.
This card has Brett raised above the rest of the card like those great topographic maps we all played with in elementary school.
Topps 3D #5 George Brett
This one has to be about triple the size of a normal card.
1980 Topps Jumbo #14 George Brett
Here are three Bretts that I didn't have yet:
1982 Topps #549 George Brett
1982 Squirt #3 George Brett
1979 Topps #330 George Brett
And this one I have but it is one of the best Brett cards ever. The look of mischief in Brett's eyes makes you wonder what they were talking about seconds before this photo was taken. I would imagine it was regarding someone touching someone else's wood.
1984 Fleer #638 George Brett/Gaylord Perry Pine Tar Incident
And in case you are saying, "George Brett wouldn't think anything like that," check this out: