Monday, October 7, 2013

#221 - Ron Reed

What a card: This is the final Topps card of Ron Reed issued during his career. His last major league season was in 1984. It was the only one of his 19 major league seasons in which he didn't receive a win. He was 0-6.

My observation on the front: It may be the sunlight but it looks like Reed turned gray at the end of his career.

More opinion from me: Reed is a tall man, 6-foot-6, and that is well-illustrated on this card. You can't say that about all of his cards.

Something you might know: Reed also had an NBA career, playing for the Detroit Pistons from 1965-67. At that time, he would play for the Braves in the offseason, mostly in the minors. But he was called up to the majors for good in 1968 and his NBA career was done.

Something you might not know: Reed was inducted into the National Polish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

My observation on the back: Complete major league career stats! Got to love that.

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