Monday, November 17, 2014

1982 Police Issue - Milwaukee Police Department

Card Manufacturer: ???
Card Set: Police Department Giveaway
Year: 1982
Card Number: NNO
Card Type: Base
Card Class: Giveaways

As a Brewers fan and a Brewers card collector there are few cards or card sets as iconic as the Milwaukee Brewers Police issues.  The sets started in 1982 and, at least in my home town, were given out at the 4th of July festivities.  The sets continued non-stop up into the early 90's and then every now and then a new set gets issued.  The early 80's sets are fun to store as the cards are larger than the standard size baseball card, by probably a good half inch in each direction.

This card comes by way of a trade with Tony L. over at Off Hiatus Baseball Cards.
He was nice enough to send me the whole team set, which is great, because not only did I get a complete team set, but I get to officially add a new Yount and Rollie Fingers to my player collections.

The Police issues are an interesting bunch of cards for a player collector. Since these cards were printed for each participating department and featured the department's name on the front and back there are literally tens to hundreds of possible variations for any given year.  Depending on how one collects that could mean lots of Younts to chase and since I consider each card from a different department to be a unique card that means I have lots of cards to chase.  And that's the way I like it. 

So thanks Tony for adding a new one to the collection.

1 comment:

  1. I've met Robin Yount a couple of times. It's unlikely he'd ever say the word "twinkilling."