Saturday, May 12, 2012
#48 - Tony Fernandez
What a card: This is the first Topps card of Tony Fernandez. Both Donruss and Fleer issued cards of Fernandez in their respective 1984 sets.
My observation on the front: Absolutely love all the different shades of blue on this card.
More opinion from me: It's strange to see Fernandez as a rookie. He played for so long in the majors and was such a presence for a variety of high-profile teams and moments. But Fernandez didn't hold a regular job in the majors until the year of this set, 1985.
Something you might know: Fernandez was most noted for his fielding ability. He won four straight Gold Gloves during the late 1980s. He also played for the Blue Jays on four separate occasions -- 1983-90, 1993, 1998-99 and 2001.
Something you might not know: Fernandez's real first name is Octavio.
My observation on the back: You can see by Fernandez's dimensions listed here -- 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds -- that he was a very skinny guy.
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