Wild Card Wednesday – Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates may not have made the World Series this season, but they were an exciting team to watch.  This week, a look back at my collection of Pirates cards.  They document some of the best players in Pirates history ( that I have in my car collection).  They also document some of the WORST uniforms ever…ever.

Dave Parker and Don Robinson through the years.

Those first two Don Robinson cards. No. Seriously.  That's what the Pirates wore!

Those first two Don Robinson cards. No. Seriously. That’s what the Pirates wore!

A series of the fastest runner, the nastiest pitcher, and the ottiest catcher the Pirates ever had.

Ed Ott.

How much of a head start would Ed Ott need to beat Omar Moreno in a footrace?

Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven ROCKING the all gold!  One card proves that Tim Foli and Joel Youngblood are not the same person.  A bottom row of future Major League managers and…HOLY BUCO!….Sid Bream was a Pirate!!!

And two more Mario Mendoza cards.

And two more Mario Mendoza cards.

On the right is the 1975 team card.  On the left is the 1978 card.  The uniform choice shows you how far society can fall in just three short years.  From the prospect cards: Dorian Boyland played both baseball and basketball at UW-Oshkosh and Vance Law was once considered a top prospect.

Chuck Tanner, professional manager.

Chuck Tanner, professional manager.

Rick Rhoden is thinking about two things: His mustache and his golf game.

It angers me that - in all the years of collecting cards - I only picked up two Willy Stargell cards.

It angers me that – in all the years of collecting cards – I only picked up two Willie Stargell cards.

The amazing thing about the pinstripes uniform is that it does actually make Kent Tekulve look thinner.

Al Oliver. Manny Sanguillen.

Al Oliver. Manny Sanguillen. Two of my favorites.

In closing….This is what young baseball players of the 80′s had to look up to in a fashion sense.

Is that...a...windbreaker?

Is that…a…windbreaker?

No really.

Past Wild Card Wednesdays:

New York Mets

Seattle Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays

Montreal Expos

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