Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#328 - Bob Shirley

What a card: Bob Shirley had completed his second season with the Yankees in 1984, pitching mostly out of the bullpen as a long reliever. His numbers improved over his first year with the Yankees.

My observation on the front: More print snow on this card. With the dark background on the top half of the card, it really does look like it's snowing in Yankee Stadium when you click on the scan.

More opinion from me: Shirley was drafted out of high school by the Dodgers in 1972, but he decided to go to college at Oklahoma. Could've played for a World Series winner if he signed.

Something you might know: Shirley enjoyed a strong rookie season with the Padres in 1977. Even though he lost 18 games, he led the team with 12 wins and was the de facto ace, starting a team-high 35 games.

Something you might not know: Shirley's catcher in high school was Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent.

My observation on the back: The trivia question was featured on a record breaker card in the 1983 Topps set.

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