Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#362 - Craig McMurtry

What a card: Craig McMurtry was ready to shake off the sophomore slump as this card hit packs. After finishing second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1983, he plummeted to a 9-17 mark for the Braves in 1984.

My observation on the front: Love the autograph session. There aren't enough candid shots like this in 1985 Topps.

More opinion from me: More skinny guys with glasses and mustaches. The mid-1980s was a treasure trove for this.

Something you might know: McMurtry gave up Barry Bonds' first home run. It happened on June 4, 1986. McMurtry even references it in his signature when people ask for his autograph.

Something you might not know: McMurtry is the longtime baseball coach for Temple College, a program he helped resurrect and turn into a national contender.

My observation on the back: OK, these trivia questions are starting to make me angry.

The blog wants to speak now: This blog's writer is under the weather so tune in next time.

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