Wednesday, October 8, 2014
#337 - Billy Sample
What a card: This is Billy Sample's final card as a Texas Ranger. He was dealt to the Yankees in February of 1985, probably before many collectors pulled this card out of packs.
My observation on the front: Batting cage nirvana!
More opinion from me: This was right about the time that the Rangers wore those red jerseys with the white Rangers' script. I loved those things. I know it led to the '90s red Rangers uniforms and helmets, which eventually bored me. But for a time in the '80s, it was "RED! Wow!"
Something you might know: Sample made the Topps All-Rookie team in 1979, but didn't really become a full-fledged starter until the 1983 season. A downturn in 1984 led to his trade to New York and he was out of baseball after the 1986 season.
Something you might not know: Sample wrote, produced and starred in the movie "Reunion 108", a raunchy, gritty baseball comedy released in 2013.
My observation on the back: Since this trivia question was written, 10 more perfect games have been thrown.
The blog wants to speak now: The Pop Culture category is updated.