Monday, June 29, 2015
#427 - Mario Ramirez
What a card: This is the middle card in a Topps trifecta of Mario Ramirez cards. He had just three, from 1984-86. Ramirez hit just .119 in 1984.
My observation on the front: Ramirez's cap is low, so you can focus on his terrific mustache.
More opinion from me: Most of the Padres cards look excellent in this set. Have I said this already?
Something you might know: Ramirez was a utility infielder who was in the lineup strictly for his defense. He never appeared in more than 55 games in his six-year major league career.
Something you might not know: Ramirez was the Padres' first Rule 5 draft pick in a decade in 1980. That same year they also made Alan Wiggins a Rule 5 pick.
My observation on the back: That's pretty cool that he could play baseball and softball in high school. You don't get to do that in the U.S. that much.
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