Friday, September 25, 2015

#456 - Tim Foli

What a card: This is the final base card of Tim Foli issued during his career. He played in 19 games in 1985 after being reacquired by the Pirates in December of 1984 but was released in June of 1985.

My observation on the front: Foli to me is a Pirate, Expo or Angel. This Yankee stuff does not compute.

More opinion from me: The first Foli card I think of is this. The second Foli card I think of is probably the one most other collectors think of first.

Something you might know: Foli was the starting shortstop for the We Are Family Pirates during their Series championship season of 1979. He enjoyed by far his best season that year.

Something you might not know: In Foli's one year with the Yankees, he wore a number that would become associated with a shortstop that appeared in pinstripes a decade later. Foli was the fourth-to-last player to wear the No. 2 before Derek Jeter.

My observation on the back: Ernie Foli played in the minors between 1962-68. He once hit an inside-the-park home run for Tulsa in a game in which teammate Walt Williams also hit an inside-the-park home run.

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