Wednesday, November 25, 2009

#41 - Cesar Geronimo

Card fact: The first orange-brown card that is not a Highlights card.

What I thought about this card then: Didn't have it. But there are two things I remember about Geronimo. First, I knew of this particular Geronimo years and years before I knew of this Geronimo. And, no, it didn't take me until I pulled the '09 Allen & Ginter Geronimo card before I knew who he was.

Secondly, I remember Geronimo being praised for his defense more than any individual player from the late 1970s, except for maybe his teammate, Dave Concepcion. Personally, I was focused on Geronimo's pedestrian hitting skills, because I hated the Big Red Machine. And I couldn't wait for that No. 8 spot in the batting order to come around.

What I think about this card now: Severe tilting in the background of this card, and the card is miscut. But I do like that the Reds name is in red.

Other stuff: The Reds featured a good share of lefties in their lineup during their Machine days. Morgan, Griffey, Driessen, Geronimo. And Rose switch-hit.

Back facts: Cartoon violence! Who doesn't love the '70s?

Other blog stuff: The blog will be taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. But I'll see you real soon!


Play at the Plate said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

night owl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Brian.

Dean Family said...

Morgan didn't switch hit, did he?

night owl said...

Morgan was strictly a lefty at the plate. He had that elbow-flapping thing going with his left arm.

Spiff said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with the family.

GOGOSOX60 said...

Love this site!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Go White Sox and Dodgers!

Eggrocket said...

The Geronimo comic that has stuck in my head all these years is 1973 Topps. "Cesar has a cannon arm."