Sunday, August 7, 2011
#617 - 1975 Rookie Infielders
Card fact: You never knew Reggie Sanders played for the Tigers, did you? But it's not that Reggie Sanders.
What I thought about this card then: Did not see it.
What I think about this card now: Manny Trillo is not wearing a live Cubs hat. It is most likely an airbrushed A's cap.
Other stuff: Each player's first solo Topps card:
Mike Cubbage, Rangers: 1976 Topps
Doug DeCinces, Orioles: 1976 Topps
Reggie Sanders, Tigers: no solo card. His career lasted 26 games in 1974. He died in 2002.
Manny Trillo, Cubs: 1976 Topps
Most successful player: Toss-up between Doug DeCinces and Manny Trillo. DeCinces played 19 seasons in the majors and hit 237 home runs. Trillo played 17 seasons, was an All-Star for the Cubs and Phillies and had a great 1980 NLCS.
DeCinces was just in the news last week for a bit of ugliness.
Most awesome middle name: U.S.-born players are so boring. Have to go with Manuel Marcano.
Other blog stuff: On this date in 1975, actress Charlize Theron was born. The world would never be the same.