Monday, September 17, 2012

#94 - Toby Harrah

What a card: This is Toby Harrah's only Topps base card as a New York Yankee. He appears in the 1984 Traded set as a Yankee as well.

My observation on the front: As a childhood fan of Harrah's, especially during his Texas Rangers days, it was (and still is) very odd to see him on the Yankees, a team that I despise.

More opinion from me: Harrah never looked right with the shorter hair. I preferred the long, bad cowboy of the West look, which he sported in the late 1970s.

Something you might know: Harrah is one of the few major leaguers whose last name is a palindrome. I believe it was mentioned on the back of a baseball card because I know that's where I learned what a palindrome was.

Something you might not know: Harrah was the last player to come to the plate for the Washington Senators. In Washington's final game in 1971, he was at the plate when Tom McCraw as caught stealing second base to end the top of the ninth inning.

My observation on the back: Looking at all of those stats reminds me of a quote by Toby Harrah: "Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot but not everything."

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1 comment:

Jeff said...

The back of Mark Salas' 1986 Topps card mention the palindrome.