Friday, January 11, 2013
#133 - Father/Son: Ray & Bob Boone
What a card: This is the second card in this subset in which the two featured family members were also in the 1976 Topps Father & Son subset. The first one was Gus and Buddy Bell.
My observation on the front: The look on each of their faces is classic. You can tell they're father and son.
More opinion from me: Bob Boone had a lousy 1984 season, batting .202 in 139 games. He looks like he wants to see if Angels backup catcher Jerry Narron is gaining on him.
Something you might know: Bob Boone extended the MLB family genes to sons and former major league infielders Bret and Aaron Boone. The Boones were the first three-generation family in major league history.
Something you might not know: Ray Boone was a scout for the Red Sox and was the one who signed pitcher Curt Schilling. The Red Sox later traded Schilling to the Orioles before he returned to the Red Sox in 2004.
My observation on the back: Ray Boone was born in San Diego. Growing up, he was a big fan of another San Diego native, Ted Williams.
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