Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#354 - Andre Robertson

What a card: Andre Robertson was entering his final major league season when this card appeared in packs. He played in just 52 games in 1984, hitting .214.

My observation on the front: Must be a sunny day. Robertson is wearing his flip-downs.

More opinion from me: Robertson was one of several early 1980s Yankees prospects who never panned out. But he had a good excuse.

Something you might know: Touted as the best Yankees shortstop prospect since Phil Rizzuto, Robertson broke his neck in an automobile accident in August 1983 and was never able to play like he did before the accident.

Something you might not know: Robertson's passenger in the accident, a talented ballet student, suffered injuries that made her a paraplegic. She won a lawsuit against the city of New York based on a sign warning of an S-curve on the West Side Highway that didn't give drivers enough time to react.

My observation on the back: Dwight Gooden's 246th strikeout broke Herb Score's rookie record of 245 strikeouts set in 1955.

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1 comment:

Rob said...

If I remember correctly, Graig Nettles' biography, "Balls," had a chapter dedicated to this accident. It seemed to have shaken up the team pretty bad...