|As you know, I have been showing the Cubs cards which were given to me. This is the fourth installment of the series.|
Posts 3, 2, and 1 are right here. Well, right there on the numbers. You know where they are.
Let us continue this riveting rectangular rodeo:
Topps Facts: Leon is know affectionately as "The Bull".
I think Topps meant known.
Maybe he had an ex who didn't call him that very lovingly.
Topps Facts: Thad has recorded a gospel contemporary album named "Pick Up The Pieces".
The back of the album had the rest of the album's title wrapped around it "Of My Career".
No Topps Fact, but the fact that he hit .304 in 1986 is the fact, Jack.
Frank attended St. Leo College. Guess where that's at. St. Leo. Fooled me, too.
The facts on the back of Topps cards might have been better if they were in question form and the answer was revealed on another card in the set.
They missed an extra marketing angle there.
1985 SB: 31, Runs: 63.
The back says he is 6 feet tall. Nope.
Keith had his best year as a major leaguer in '85 with a .307 avg., 180 hits, 30 doubles, just 14 homers, but had 106 rbi's. He also stole 12 bases and walked more than he struck out (68/58).
Very similar to a Michael Young year.
Yes Fleer, Billy.
Come on, Fleer! Get it right!
And the subject is lined up weird. He should have been moved to the right a bit.
He looks like he kept in shape. He lived in Huntington Beach, Ca during the offseason, so I picture him as running on the beach, drinking OJ,
and drinking wheat grass. And aerobicizing to Richard Simmons.
I don't know why. i just do.
Lance Berkman's better looking brother.
Sarge had his worst year in '85. Only played 97 games, so injury might have been a factor.
Was Timothy Dalton's body double in The Living Daylights.
Had cameo roles in the films Little Big League and
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Was the Cubs setup guy to Lee Smith.
I always thought of Randall 'Tex' Cobb whenever i saw him.
Lost three games during the World Series in 1981 while with the Yankees.
That's a record, folks.
Currently the Rockies tv commentator.
1986 Donruss, like Fleer, was made for the Cubs.
More Leafs than Donruss.
Sorry Gary, still your worst year ever.
Changing card companies won't change that.
I hope he's on good terms with his kid.
Remember the actor Leon?
Future gospel artist recorder person.
My favorite Cub card from this set.
On an angle.
Just like his Fleer card above he is on the ground.
Maybe he's cold blooded.
Nickname is Zonk.
No relation to Mitch moreland. I checked. Which is odd because Keith has ties to Texas where Mitch plays.
Well, you shouldn't.
Good on you!
17-10 for Phillies in 1980 and in his only World Series appearance had a 9 inning no decision with 7 strikeouts and no walks.
Formed the 'Daily Double' along with Ryno in 1984 as the cub's 1-2 hitters.
It looks like he also did some martial arts as well.
Looks like Thomas Jane here.
When a 39 year old player is the Diamond King of your team you have to figure the selector of the DKs was biased to Davey or the team stank.
I think the team was stanky but he also stole 47 bases, becoming the oldest to steal 40 in a season.
Being the Phillies #1 pick in 1981 shouldn't mean you get a Rated Rookie card in 1986.
He was adequate as a Cub but his real claim to fame was the year he put out with the Twins in '76.
78 games, 17-5 record, 20 saves and a 3.00 era.
And the next year with the Red Sox he was 13-9 with 31 saves and a 2.96 ERA.
30-14 with 51 saves in 2 years. Sick.
And with those cards we are.....not done.
But there aren't a whole lot more to go.
Part 5 is sooneth to cometh.
I'll leave you with some bush trimming tips(hey now!) since the spring is approaching. You just have to be real strong:
Thanks for reading!