Monday, June 18, 2012

#64 - Mark Bailey

What a card: This is Mark Bailey's first Topps card. He appears in the 1984 Fleer Update set.

My observation on the front: Shea Stadium? I'm looking for Mets caps in the crowd but don't see any.

More opinion from me: These Astros road uniforms just didn't do it for me with the rainbow stripe along the shoulders. Then Houston went and made these the home uniforms, too.

Something you might know: Bailey served as the Astros' starting catcher in the mid-80s, wresting time away from Alan Ashby. But Ashby took over again in 1986, just in time for the Astros to make the NLCS, and Bailey was kind of forgotten.

Something you might not know: Bailey has been a coach in the Astros organization for 14 years. He is in his second season as the hitting coach for the Tri-City Valley Cats in the short-season New York-Penn League. Bailey works for manager Stubby Clapp.

My observation on the back: Another graduate of Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo., is former Montreal Expos pitcher Steve Rogers.

The blog wants to speak now: The Movies category has been updated. Lots of sequels were out at the end of March 1985. And one bad baseball movie.

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