Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#111 - Doug DeCinces

What a card: Doug DeCinces was the Angels' regular third baseman for a third straight year at the time of this card, after coming over from the Orioles in a trade in 1982 that made way for Cal Ripken Jr. in Baltimore.

My observation on the front: That's an interesting photo there. By the look on his face and the way he's holding his bat, DeCinces appears to be returning to the dugout after striking out. But Topps wouldn't do such a thing, would they?

More opinion from me: Yes they would.

Something you might know: DeCinces was known for many years as the man who replaced Brooks Robinson at third base for the Orioles.

Something you might not know: DeCinces' aunt was Gloria Winters, an actress on the popular children's radio and television show "Sky King" in the 1940s and 1950s. Winters also wrote an etiquette book, which inspired some of the lyrics in the 1990s alternative hit song "Popular" by Nada Surf.

My observation on the back: These people who are professional baseball prospects and also serve in the armed forces always astound me. I can barely do one thing well.

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jacobmrley said...

Very nice Nada Surf reference. That song always takes me back to college.

Jets Break Jaws said...

Looks like Decinces is giving a thumbs up to the dugout. Maybe he looked like he had hurt himself on a swing, and was signalling that he was a-ok?

MoltenLava said...

One of my faves from the star-studded '82 Angels team.