2020 Topps cards have hit the shelves, and the plethora of Reds throwback jerseys from last year are well represented.
Other throwbacks were this 1969 Cubs Walk-off Team card, Phillies all blue alternates as well as their Cream colored alternates, Brewers alternates, White Sox alternates, and an Astros 1989-93 Rainbow sleeve. It is getting to the point I may rethink counting these alternates in my database and card collection. Way too many teams seem to have an alternate throwback in their uni rotation now.
Looking through all of my throwback cards I found this odd one. 1992 Fleer card of Carlton Fisk.
The player in the background has a #19 on the helmet, with only the #1 showing on the front of his jersey. This card should be showing pictures from the 1991 season. The Orioles player is wearing what looks like home throwback uniforms from 1966. There is a record of the Orioles wearing 1966 throwbacks on June 19th, 1991 against the Twins. Shown below are cards with this throwback jersey on.
From top left and across
The 1991 Orioles jersey, from the Game Used Guide, the Orioles script had an underline on it. So this jersey w/o the underline is likely the 1966 throwback. Similar font, but without the underline.
A few details from the above cards
The Orioles did have this combination in 1988; elastic waistbands, Orange/White/Black piping on pants, but the collar had thicker stripes that the Fisk card doesn't appear to show. I would think it would be odd for a 1992 card to show a picture from 1988 though. If this is from 1988 Larry Sheets wore number 19 and batted from the left side. They also used that same batting helmet in 1988.
The jersey Fisk has on does appear to be the 1987-1990 Road Jersey. Grey with the red outline of navy, and the numbers on the left leg. You can just make out the bottom left corner of the "2" next to his glove.
A mystery game from 1991 of the Orioles wearing their 1966 throwback uniforms against the White Sox is not as it initially appears. Fleer decided to use a minimum 3 year old picture to represent Carlton Fisk from the 1991 season.
Chicago Cubs are at the Chicago White Sox today playing in 1959 Throwback jerseys. The game is to honor the passing of two Chicago baseball legends from earlier in 2015. Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, passed away on January 23rd and Minnie Minoso on March 1st. This is a "companion" game to the July 12th game at Wrigley Field in which 1958 Home/Away uniforms were worn by the corresponding teams.
One of the best Sox uniforms from the past and certainly a better road jersey for the Cubs than their current options. Have to give a completely biased "Go Cubs!"