Tuesday, July 14, 2015

#432 - Thad Bosley

What a card: Thad Bosley was entering the most productive period of his career in 1985. After hitting .296 in 55 games for the Cubs in 1984, he would bat a career-high .328 in 108 games in 1985.

My observation on the front: The cropping on this card forces you to focus on Bosley and nothing else. I like it.

More opinion from me: My first thought of Bosley is his 1978 Topps rookie card as a member of the California Angels. Those rookie cards stick in your head.

Something you might know: Bosley was known as a top pinch-hitter and led the majors in pinch-hits in 1985.

Something you might not know: Bosley and former Mariners teammate Lenny Randle cut a record as a member of a funk group called "The Ballplayers" in 1983. (Their song "American Worker" sounds pretty good).  Bosley was an accomplished musician and his musical ability was featured in a few different articles about him during his career.

My observation on the back: Garvey's record was still fresh at the time this card was issued. His consecutive games streak ended in July 1983.

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