Thursday, May 21, 2015

Holy Mackerel! Dodgers LAPD Police Baseball Cards are Coming Back!


Wow!  This little bit of news just came out of nowhere.

I was looking through a press release regarding the upcoming homestand this weekend when I stumbled upon a little news blurb that has my heart racing.

Do you remember those Dodger Baseball cards given out by LAPD officers in the 80's?

Ya know!

They were a little over-sized, had mostly white boarders and featured every Dodger player on the team.

I know you know what I'm talking about.  Any child of the 80's remembers them, and if your decade was later then you might recall the LAPD cards that the Dodgers gave away during a game a decade later.

I had just a handful of them while growing up, but eventually completed every set as I got older.  They were originally produced from 1980 to 2002.  (I have pics of every card from these set, and you can check them out here.)

Well, I just received news that this set will be coming back, and an official announcement will be made at this coming Wednesday's game against the Braves.  Here is what the press release says:
Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck and L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will throw the ceremonial first pitch and will join the Dodgers in announcing the re-launch of a fan-favorite program where officers will distribute Dodger baseball cards to children and families while on patrol. In 2015, the program returns with the addition of L.A. County Sheriffs. In total, nearly 10,000 LAPD officers and 10,000 sheriff’s deputies will carry Dodgers baseball cards with them while on patrol this season.
WooHoo! I can't wait. 

Does this mean that I'll have to walk up to every office I see this year.  Will they give a big kid like me (who is over 40-years old) a couple of cards? 

I have no idea what they are going to look like yet, but I'll be sure to share that once I find out.

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2 comments:

  1. That's cool to hear. My mother still has hers from 1984.

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  2. Old post, but I just got a set that was advertised as 2003. I don't see it listed on your run either. MrGriff, J. Cabrera, Hundley and Coomer all line up with 2003. The coaches card has them lined up on what looks like a deck casting shadows in front of them as they stand. I wanted to use your blog as a reference, as all the sets are undated and look the same starting in 1993, except 97. Not so great for the casual collector, trying to complete a run. Anyway, looks like they issued a set in 2003 as well. I think the seller still has them and they are fairly cheap, in case this is new news to you 5 years later. I think I may still need a few between 95-02, but have never taken the proper time to inventory what sets I do have.

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