Thursday, March 15, 2012
#27 - Bruce Berenyi
What a card: Bruce Berenyi had just completed his first season with the Mets when this card hit store shelves. He appeared as Met in the 1984 Topps Traded set, too (as well as the '85 Fleer and Donruss sets).
My observation on the front: Looks like a cold day on the mound for Bruce.
More opinion from me: Whenever I see those stripes going down the shoulders of Mets players in the '80s, it looks so dated. The funny thing is I don't think I was even aware of those stripes when they wore them.
Something you might know: Berenyi was a hard-throwing right-hander who could mow down batters, but he suffered a torn rotator cuff, which basically abbreviated his career.
Something you might not know: Berenyi was (maybe he still is) a collector of Beatles memorabilia.
My observation on the back: Ned Garver was a pitching great for the Browns and Tigers and born on Christmas. ... The trivia question is out of date. Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds are also N.L. players who have hit at least 49 home runs in a season.
The blog wants to speak now: Thunderstorms kept me up all night last night -- that's right, thunderstorms in the Northeast in the middle of March. So I'm too tired to research any of the tabs.