Tuesday, October 1, 2013

#219 - Gerald Perry

What a card: Gerald Perry had finished his first complete season with the Braves entering the 1985 season. This is his first base Topps card. He's in the 1984 Topps Traded set.

My observation on the front: Perry looks like he got all of that pitch.

More opinion from me: That is some kind of photo for your first base card. If I had pulled this card as a kid I would've been impressed immediately and thought Perry was a superstar.

Something you might know: Perry was a sometimes starter, sometimes pinch-hitter with the Braves, Royals and Cardinals who challenged for the NL batting title in 1988 with Atlanta. He's been a hitting coach for a number of teams for the last decade.

Something you might not know: Perry is one of several major league baseball players and personnel who have experienced strange goings-on at the Vinoy Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. There are many reports that it's haunted. Perry, who was hitting coach for the Pirates at the time, turned in for the night, shutting his door. It was a door that automatically locked when it shut. But he awoke in the middle of the night to find it wide open.

My observation on the back: I just get the feeling that the quiz writers weren't all that inspired for this set.

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