Friday, July 10, 2015

#431 - U.L. Washington

What a card: This is U.L. Washington's final Topps card with the Royals. He was traded to the Expos in January 1985, probably before many collectors even pulled this card.

My observation on the front: Washington never looks right without his afro. ... hah, you thought I was going to say "toothpick," didn't you?

More opinion from me: The periods after the letters in Washington's first name aren't necessary. U and L don't stand for anything.

Something you might know: Washington replaced Freddie Patek as the Royals' starting shortstop and was known for holding a toothpick in his mouth when he hit and fielded.

Something you might not know: If the Royals didn't have artificial turf, Washington would never have used a toothpick. Before coming to the Royals, he would put a blade of grass in his mouth.

My observation on the back: Trivia questions for novices.

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.

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