Last night the Seattle Mariners had a Turn Back The Clock Night, and both the M’s and the visiting Cardinals threw back to 1984.
So inspired was I by this event (and so short on time to do anything else) that I’ve decided to devote all of today’s customs towards that particular game.
I’m not sure why the Mariners chose 1984 in particular… The uniforms they were throwing back to were worn from 1981 to 1986, and the M’s finished with a losing record in 1984. As best I can tell, the notable thing about 1984 for the Mariners is that Mark Langston became the first rookie to lead the AL in strikeouts since Herb Score in 1955.
Before we get to the game, let’s have the ceremonial first pitch, thrown out by 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, figure skater Rosalynn Sumners.
Sumners was just barely beaten out by Katerina Witt for the ladies’ singles Gold Medal.
As for the customs… I did a lot of deliberating on which 1984 design to use for these customs. I like 1984 Topps, but it would require both an action shot and a head shot, so that was more trouble than I wanted to go to. 1984 Donruss has it’s appeals, but I didn’t know how much work it would be to get the wavy lines and team name at the bottom.
At any rate, I’ve always liked the less-is-more 1984 Fleer design, so that’s what we’ve got.
I really don’t have anything else to say about these, so I’ll just wish everybody a happy Sunday, and I’ll see you again tomorrow.