Thursday, June 13, 2013
#185 - Al Holland
What a card: Al Holland was on his last legs with the Phillies when this card was created. He'd be traded to the Pirates in April of 1985 (and then traded to the Angels in August of that year).
My observation on the front: A pretty cool card. I like the look Holland is giving the phantom batter. He wasn't nicknamed "Mr. T." for nothing.
More opinion from me: I really enjoy it when pitchers color coordinate their gloves to their team colors. It's showing some flash without being too flashy.
Something you might know: Holland was the "Rolaids Relief Man of the Year" in 1983, which honored the best reliever of the season. He was a key figure in the Phillies' trip to the World Series that year.
Something you might not know: Holland was signed three times and released three times by the Yankees all within a one-and-a-half-year span.
My observation on the back: Another major softball question on the trivia quiz. How dumb were card collectors supposed to be in 1985?
The blog wants to speak now: More Live Aid (because it was kind of a big deal in '85). The Music category is updated with every song from the Wembley concert in London.