Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

1987 Donruss Opening Day

A few weeks Collective Troll broke up a 1987 Donruss Opening Day set and sent team sets out to those who asked for them. I asked for the Giants and he sent me the set along with some other Giants cards. I looked at them and then set them aside to use in a blog entry. Much to my chagrin, I couldn't find them for a while. I finally found them, scanned them, and made this post.

It would have been a nice touch if Donruss would have put the box score on the back of the logo card. The Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 in 12 innings. Chili Davis singled in Jeffrey Leonard with two out in the bottom of the 12th inning to win the game for the Giants. Here is the box score.

This is a neat set -- I didn't buy it when it came out but now I wish I had.

Bob Brenly went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts.

Will Clark was the leadoff hitter and went 3 for 6 with a triple and a run scored.

Chili Davis was 1 for 4 (he got the game-winning hit) with two bases on balls.

Mike Krukow started the game and got no decision. He went 8 innings and allowed 3 runs.

Jose Uribe was 1 for 2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Chris Brown was 1 for 5 with a double, a run scored, and a run batted in.

Robby Thompson was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Candy Maldonado was 1 for 3 with a double, a stolen base, and two runs batted in. He was removed in a double switch in the top of the 9th inning.

Jeffrey Leonard was 2 for 5 with a base on balls. He scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th.
Thanks again, Collective Troll!


Captain Canuck said...

I sent out those '59's and '71's today.
I hope you like 'em.

Matt Runyon said...

Awesome--thanks! :)