Monday, December 15, 2014
#359 - Pat Sheridan
What a card: Pat Sheridan was among the American League's top hitters early in the 1984 season before falling off to finish with a .283 average in his sophomore year.
My observation on the front: I can't tell if Sheridan is wearing a mustache or not. His wispy 'stache appeared and disappeared throughout his career.
More opinion from me: I don't have to tell you that Sheridan was one of the nerdiest looking ballplayers of the 1980s. When he ditched those oversized glasses and the mustache, he looked like a completely different dude. But his 1984 Topps card is Revenge Of The Nerds territory.
Something you might know: Sheridan was a key cog in the Royals' ALCS victory over the Blue Jays in 1985. He hit two home runs in that series.
Something you might not know: Sheridan was the answer to a trivia question during this past World Series. He is the only player to compete in the World Series for both 2014 Fall Classic teams. He played for K.C. in the 1985 Series and San Francisco in the 1989 Series.
My observation on the back: Johnny Ray was one of five National Leaguers to play in 162 games in 1982. The others were Steve Garvey (of course), Pete Rose, Gary Matthews and Dale Murphy.
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