Friday, May 3, 2013
#172 - Jack Perconte
What a card: This is Jack Perconte's first Topps card since the 1983 set when he was with the Indians. Perconte had just come off his most productive season when this card was released, playing in 155 games and hitting .294 as Seattle's starting second baseman in 1984.
My observation on the front: Perconte's picture looks very much like this photo from when he was with the Dodgers. I almost thought this photo was airbrushed for a second.
More opinion from me: Perconte was another one of those Dodgers late '70s prospects that I thought was going to be a future superstar. I was sad when the Dodgers traded him (and Rick Sutcliffe) to the Indians in 1981.
Something you might know: Perconte is "the other guy" on the 1981 Topps Dodgers Future Stars card that also features Mike Scioscia and Fernando Valenzuela.
Something you might not know: Perconte's uncle was Frank Perconte, a famed non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was portrayed in the HBO series "Band Of Brothers."
My observation on the back: Ugh. The trivia question brings up terrible memories. I hated that dome.
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