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.