Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#56 - Jim Dwyer

What a card: Jim Dwyer had just finished his fourth of eight seasons with the Baltimore Orioles when this card came out. The Orioles solidified Dwyer's reputation as a reliable pinch-hitter and platoon player, which led him to play 18 seasons without more than 300 at-bats in any one season.

My observation on the front: It appears to be a cold day. Dwyer is featuring some rosy cheeks.

More opinion from me: I wasn't much of an Orioles fan during Dwyer's heyday. He, John Lowenstein and Terry Crowley used to drive me nuts with all the hits they would produce, seemingly out of nowhere.

Something you might know: Dwyer played for five teams -- including the Cardinals twice -- before finding his niche with the Orioles.

Something you might not know: Dwyer is featured holding a bat on 22 of his baseball cards. He is featured holding a glove on one.

My observation on the back: Maybe it's because I grew up and live in an area of the country where college baseball is almost meaningless, but bio information that contains college highlights puts me to sleep.

The blog wants to speak now: Some small updating in the TV, News and Pop Culture tabs.

1 comment:

MoltenLava said...

It is odd that Topps couldn't produce a single major league highlight from a 12-year career. And why mention that he was a "District 4" All-Star? How many people could possibly find that meaningful?