Friday, December 5, 2014
#356 - Dave Meier
What a card: Welcome to the only Topps card of Dave Meier. He was also featured in the 1985 Donruss and Fleer sets. But only Fleer risked a card on Meier in 1986. He was released by Twins in December 1985 and didn't play pro ball in '86.
My observation on the front: Well if you're going to have just one card, I'd recommend wearing a red Twins helmet on it, like Meier here. I really like those things.
More opinion from me: I wonder how many people confused him with Mariners' first baseman Dan Meyer?
Something you might know: Meier was a pinch-hitter and backup outfielder for the Twins. He finished up his career with a handful of at-bats for the Rangers and Cubs in 1987 and 1988.
Something you might not know: Meier is now a player agent. Among his clients are pitchers Ryan Vogelsong and Jason Frasor.
My observation on the back: The Alaska Goldpanners were a dynasty in the National Baseball Congress back in the 1970s. They won championships in 1972-74, 76 and the title in 1980.
The blog wants to speak now: The TV category is updated.