Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#182 - Tim Flannery

What a card: Tim Flannery was a backup infielder for the National League champion San Diego Padres when this card made it to store shelves. He had just achieved perhaps his greatest fame on a baseball field, hitting the grounder that went through the legs of Cubs first baseman Leon Durham and scored the tying run in Game 5 of the 1984 NLCS.

My observation on the front: A nice anticipatory moment as Flannery prepares to field in his McDonald's inspired uniform.

More opinion from me: Flannery has made a living working for two baseball organizations I do not like. He played his entire career with the Padres. He is now an overanimated third base coach for the Giants.

Something you might know: Flannery is a very successful musician. He's made 12 albums and has toured with a number of famed musicians. His style of music is "Americana," which is not exactly my taste, but I appreciate some of his inspirations, namely the Allman Brothers Band and Graham Parsons.

Something you might not know: Flannery's uncle -- his mother's brother -- is Hal Smith, a catcher for the Cardinals in the late 1950s.

My observation the back: Bob Horner apparently recognized Flannery's musical skills.

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

1 comment:

Rob said...

I always thought this was a great looking ball card.