Wednesday, February 24, 2010

#124 - Jerry Reuss

Card fact: This is a card of the only player who I know for a fact reads my blog.

What I thought about this card then: No knowledge of it. The first Reuss card I saw was the 1976 card, which I spent half of January talking about on Night Owl Cards.

What I think about this card now: Every last Jerry Reuss card is unbelievably awesome and if you dispute that statement, I will fight you to the death.

Other stuff: Besides Jerry Reuss reading my blog? Well, if you must. Reuss was a fine pitcher for a lot of teams, but mostly for the Pirates and my beloved Dodgers. He was my favorite Dodger pitcher for the first half of the 1980s, and keep in mind Fernando Valenzuela was on the team then. Reuss no-hit the Giants and beat the Yankees in the World Series. You cannot please a Dodger fan more than doing those two things.

Reuss now works for the Dodgers and has always been known for his sense of humor.

Back facts: Today you would have to update that cartoon to say, "What is a doubleheader?"

Other blog stuff: With news yesterday that 2010 Topps Heritage has hit eBay, I start to think about what I always think about when someone mentions Topps Heritage -- I hope I'm around for 2024 Heritage, which would be the tribute to the '75 Topps set. There are lots of variables happening between now and then, but I'll just go ahead and say this -- I am completing that set.

3 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

I'm gunning for the 2020 heritage set too...

Play at the Plate said...

The first MLB game I ever attended was the first game of a double header between the Rangers and White Sox. I immediately attended my second game and have loved double headers ever since.
I still shake my head that the subject of today's card reads any blogs...but he should read yours for sure.

tvgator1 said...

I never saw that '76 card of Reuss. It's awesome. Now I have to get it. By the way, Jerry Reuss has one of the best autographs in baseball. When I used to visit Vero Beach as a kid I always hit him up with a card or two and always with a fresh sharpie, cuz I knew it was going to be a great sign. I even have him signing this card and the signature matches the facimile exactly. Funny guy too...