Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#371 - Mickey Rivers

What a card: This is the final Topps card of Mickey Rivers issued during his career. He was released by the Rangers on April 4, 1985.

My observation on the front: A very static shot for Mick the Quick.

More opinion from me: As I've said on another blog, Rivers provided constant entertainment in our family as we watched his antics during games in the late 1970s. Rivers was comic relief on a Yankee team that was much hated in our household.

Something you might know: One of the top base-stealers of the 1970s, Rivers became known as the fastest player to wear a Yankee uniform.

Something you might not know: Rivers often called his teammates "Gozzlehead," which was a name he picked up as a youngster. "Gozzlehead" was a good-natured insult. Rivers said it meant that you had a "bullfrog face."

My observation on the back: Really? Rivers won letters in high school? I thought he was in the chess club. These high school references are the worst.

The blog wants to speak now: The Music category is updated with a new No. 1 song. It's referenced in the blog description in the header.

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