Card fact: This was the last set to feature the Astros' "shooting-star" uniforms. The following year, the Astros went to the rainbow look that we all know and love.
What I thought about this card then: Nothing. Didn't see it. I know excruciatingly little about Dierker's playing career. I know him more for being a broadcaster and manager.
What I think about this card now: Well, Dierker's card number is 49 and his uniform number was 49. Total coincidence, I'm sure.
Other stuff: Speaking of uniform numbers, whenever I think of Dierker, I think of how the Astros retired his number. The Astros have retired an awful lot of numbers for a team that's been around for 45 years. The Astros have nine retired numbers. The Dodgers, with more than 100 years of existence, have 10. That doesn't seem right.
Back facts: I enjoy seeing "Colt .45's" on the back of baseball cards ... Also, I never noticed how miscut this card is on the back.
Other blog stuff: Larry Dierker was blogging long before I was. But he isn't anymore. So, hah!
#728 - Bob Bailor
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