Monday, October 29, 2012

#108 - Darnell Coles

What a card: This is Darnell Coles' first Topps card. His first mass-produced card is in the 1984 Donruss set.

My observation on the front: Coles is looking rather regal in this photo. But that's not the proper way to hold a bat at the plate.

More opinion from me: The Mariners need to go back to this logo and those uniforms. NOW!

Something you might know: Coles was a semi-productive infielder for eight major league teams, but especially the Mariners and the Tigers during the late 1980s. He seemed to bounce back and forth between the two teams. He spent this past season as the manager of the Brewers' Double A team, the Huntsville Stars.

Something you might not know: Darnell Coles was best man in the wedding of former Mariners teammate and current MLB Network commentator Harold Reynolds. They were roommates coming up through the Seattle minor league organization.

My observation on the back: The word "who" is missing at the start of the trivia question. It's very irksome.

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated.

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