Thursday, September 4, 2014

#326 - Kevin Bass

What a card: This is Kevin Bass' first card after his first regular season in the majors. He appeared in 121 games in 1984.

My observation on the front: Bunting. It was a way of life for the Astros in the mid-1980s. Even for a guy who would hit 20 home runs in two years.

More opinion from me: Bass was one of those players who appeared on a multi-player rookie card and then seemed to disappear before suddenly emerging again years later. He appears as one of the Brewers' prospects in the 1979 Topps set, then doesn't show up on a Topps card again until 1984.

Something you might know: Bass made the last out in the epic 1986 NLCS against the Mets. He struck out with men on first and second in the 16th inning of a game that didn't seem like it would ever end.

Something you might not know: Bass was traded from the Giants to the Mets on Aug. 8, 1992. In his first appearance with the Mets at Shea Stadium, on Aug. 10, he went 0-for-7 and left eight runners on base in a 16-inning loss to the Pirates. He considers it the most embarrassing performance of his career.

My observation on the back: It is scary how much you can find out about a person on the internet with just the little bit of baseball-card back knowledge that I have here. Property valuation amounts and everything.

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


FreeTheBirds said...

That's an unususal angle on a bunt photo.

Phantom Dreamer said...

Great Astros uniform.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Traded from the Giants to Mets in 82 but the card says he was Brewers and Astros that year.

night owl said...

Typo. It should have said 1992. I updated it.

jacobmrley said...

Kevin Bass: model for the 2014 Mets hitters.