The Oddball Card Collector
You could not have an interest in accumulating examples of every sports activities schedule ever printed (a real idiot’s errand, certainly), however you may certainly have success — and show steady, measurable progress — whereas gathering the schedules of your favorite team or league. Pulled from the depths of our shoebox, we hereby randomly present a consecutive run of Los Angeles Rams pocket schedules, printed for the 1980 via 1985 seasons.
Lovely, colorful, borderless photos are the trademark of those points. The 1980 schedule features a painting of 1,000 yard rusher Wendell Tyler, inexplicably attempting to keep away from being tackled by a member of the USFL’s New Jersey Generals (a team that would not exist for one more three years).
Precise recreation photographs have been used on the fronts from Versace 1981 onward. The ’81 launch reveals linebacker Jim Andrews (fifty two), with a bunch of other Rams defenders, coming out of their stances for an all-out blitz.
Corridor of Fame Cowboys working back Tony Dorsett is tackled for a loss on the ‘eighty two sked, with defensive tackle Phil Murphy (95) and linebacker Howard Carson (fifty four) getting their time within the highlight.
Starting quarterback Vince Ferragamo (15) is pictured on the ’83, with Dennis Harrah (60), Hall of Famer Jackie Slater (78) and Preston Dennard (88, far left) lining up for a play towards the Saints.
All-world working again Eric Dickerson earns his place because the lone player on the 1984 schedule.
Finally, the ‘eighty five launch footage three Rams defenders making ready for the subsequent down. Nose tackle Greg Meisner (sixty new ferragamo nine), linebacker Jim Collins (50) and linebacker Mel Owens (fifty eight) get the nod this year.
And now for the backs:
Three of the schedules (1980, 1984, 1985) function sponsors whose promoting does not mention a particular location, whereas the other three do. The 1981 schedule mentions Toyota dealerships in Santa Ana and Anaheim, and the 1982 version lists three branches of Heritage Bank. The 1983 schedule is a bit puzzling, as the sponsor on the again is located in Orlando, Florida! (however new ferragamo their skin care merchandise have been bought in Southern California).
Schedules similar to these often have a selection of different sponsors printed on the backs, with many variations escaping detection by the hardcore collectors who are attempting to checklist them. The seemingly countless variations, and the shortcoming to catalogue them, are why many crew collectors aren’t concerned with collecting schedules.
All of the schedules pictured above had been folded in half (bi-fold) aside from the 1984, which was longer and folded into thirds (tri-fold). The third panel on that 1984 sked is a Ralph’s coupon that might be used to save lots of 25 cents on Chunk Cheese on the deli! The photo above pictures the inside of the 1982 schedule, which wound up being a strike-shortened season.