Tuesday, February 7, 2012

#13 - Tim Lollar

What a card: Another out-of-date card. This is the third straight one. By the time this card appeared in packs on store shelves, Tim Lollar was a member of the Chicago White Sox. He was traded on Dec. 6, 1984 in the deal that sent LaMarr Hoyt to the Padres (a young Ozzie Guillen was also involved in the trade).

My observation on the front: The Padres' brown-and-gold jerseys and the Swinging Friar are just the way things should be in San Diego. Bring it all back.

More opinion from me: I'm just noticing this, but the position designation on these cards seems a little awkward. It almost looks like Topps accidentally left a "P" out of Lollar's last name and is trying to squeeze it in there.

Something you might know: Lollar was coming off the only World Series appearance of his career at the start of the '85 season. (Lollar pitched for the 1986 Red Sox, but didn't make it into a postseason game that year). He started Game 3 of the 1984 World Series against the Tigers and was rocked for four runs in the second inning. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings.

Something you might not know: Lollar is now a golf pro in Colorado. He started to get serious about golf during spring training with the Red Sox in 1986 -- his final major league season. When he wasn't working out with the team, he was on the golf course.

My observation on the back: As a member of the media, I know that dating the people that you cover is a no-no. But I guess love conquers all.

The blog wants to speak now: I've updated the movie, music and news categories. FYI: January 21, 1985 was a pretty damn cold day no matter where you were.


Jim said...

I noticed the weird position . . . positioning when I was making custom 1985 Topps cards. It's as if it was a total afterthought by Topps when they designed the set.

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Gotta love that old Padres logo - probably my favorite one from that era...

Play at the Plate said...

The logo is the best part of that one. It looks like he swung a little early at Lollar's pitch.