Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#468 - Bobby Mitchell

Card fact: This is just one of four Topps cards of Bobby Mitchell.

What I thought about this card then: I didn't see it. The Bobby Mitchell I knew was a Dodgers prospect in the early 1980s who ended up playing mostly with the Twins. But that Mitchell was white and this Mitchell ain't.

What I think about this card now: Not a lot. It kind of reminds me of the Bobby Darwin card from this set.

Other stuff: Mitchell was a backup outfielder for the Yankees and Brewers in the early 1970s. He started out with the Red Sox before being picked up by the Yankees in the Rule V draft. He was then dealt to Milwaukee in 1971.

Mitchell never played in more than 93 games in a season. After the 1975 season, he left to play professionally in Japan. He played for the Nippon Ham Fighters between 1976-79.

(EDIT: Bobby Mitchell died at age 75 on Sept. 29, 2019)

Back facts: What is going on with the cartoons????? We know the A's won the '74 World Series! We just went through the postseason subset!!! Enough!!

Other blog stuff: On this date in 1984, the movie "Spinal Tap" was released. "Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not widely reported."


Play at the Plate said...

"Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation." You're going to need some heavy sedation if they don't stop mentioning the A's WS win.
One more modified Spinal Tap quote...
Night Owl: We're lucky.
Play at the Plate: Yeah.
Night Owl: I mean, people should be envying us, you know.
Plat at the Plate: I envy us.
Night Owl: Yeah.
Play at the Plate: I do.
Night Owl: Me too.

Jim Q said...

"But this one goes to 11..."

Eggrocket said...

27 years ago?
Man, we're getting old.