Sunday, April 29, 2012

#43 - Andre David

What a card: This is the rookie card AND the only Topps card for Andre David.

My observation on the front: David has a Groucho Marx look that struck me right away when I saw this card for the first time.

More opinion from me: Out of the 33 games that David played for the Twins in 1984, only two were as a designated hitter. Perhaps it should say "OF-DH"?

Something you might know: David was the 49th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first MLB at-bat. It came against Jack Morris. It was also the only home run of his career. He was the Royals' hitting coach in 2005 and 2006.

Something you might not know: David's only other baseball card is in the 1987 Donruss set. Donruss issued a card of him even though he managed only five at-bats in 1986. They would be his last at-bats as a major leaguer.

My observation on the back: I'm proud to say that Adrian Beltre has since tied Mike Schmidt as the single-season leader for home runs by a third baseman. Beltre hit 48 for the Dodgers in 2004.

The blog wants to speak now: Just got back into town. So I only updated the Pop Culture category for today.


Brian said...
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Brian said...

The single batting glove worn on the top hand stands out to me. How common was that?