Monday, June 23, 2014
#303 - Mike Jeffcoat
What a card: This is Mike Jeffcoat's first Topps base card. He appears in the 1984 Topps Traded set as well as in the '84 Fleer Update set. But 1984 Donruss got him in the base set as a Rated Rookie.
My observation on the front: Looks like spring training is going on behind him.
More opinion from me: There are some achingly dull cards in the 1985 set.
Something you might know: Jeffcoat pitched 10 years in the majors, mostly as a reliever for the Rangers. He's perhaps best known among baseball card collectors for being pictured with a football on an Upper Deck card.
Something you might not know: Jeffcoat, a 13-year coaching veteran for the Texas Wesleyan baseball team, recently was a candidate to coach at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech. He didn't get the job.
My observation on the back: We have a new candidate for the easiest baseball trivia question ever.
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