Johnny Podres was the man that helped the Dodgers win their very first World Championship. If it weren't for his efforts the vaunted Brooklyn Dodger club of Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider may have disappeared into the annals of history. For that reason, he is often lionized along with other great Dodger pitchers- even when his stats show that he was similar to above average hurlers like Rick Rhoden or Kevin Appier.
So, it shouldn't be surprising that Johnny Podres is oftentimes a very popular insert in modern Baseball card sets. Featured in this post is a collection of 6 different certified autographed cards in my collection. Above is a 2005 Donruss Greats autographed card. Directly below is a 2004 Topps Finest Moments card.
Below is a 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia autographed card numbered to 150.
A 2004 Upper Deck SP Prospects triple autographed card featuring Podres with Odalis Perez and Scott Elbert is below. Numbered to only 25 copies.
Below is a 2005 Team Topps autographed card.
Last but not least is a 2002 Topps Super Teams autographed card of Podres.
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