Monday, August 24, 2015

#444 - Tony Phillips

What a card: Tony Phillips was entering his fourth season for the A's when this card was issued. He enjoyed his most productive season to date in 1984 with 120 hits and 24 doubles in 451 at-bats.

My observation on the front: Very nice batting cage shot -- Phillips had some good card photos early in his career.

More opinion from me: This card gives me an idea for a post on the main blog. Sorry, can't give away the idea, although it's likely to interest only me.

Something you might know: Phillips played 18 seasons in the majors, thanks to his ability to play a number of positions and an offensive surge after being signed by the Tigers as a free agent prior to the 1990 season. He led the league in walks twice.

Something you might not know: Phillips is one of five major leaguers to hit a home run on his 40th birthday. The others are Bob Thurman, Joe Morgan, Wade Boggs and Chipper Jones.

My observation on the back: Roswell High School in Georgia was also attended by former MLB infielder Mike Ramsey, as well as NFL players Jermaine Phillips and Chris Reis.

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

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