Wednesday, September 7, 2016
#573 - Jay Tibbs
What a card: For his rookie card, Jay Tibbs is airbrushed into a Reds uniform after being dealt from the Mets in June of 1984. Apparently nobody could get their hands on a photo of Tibbs for the final three months of the season.
My observation the back: The art job on the cap and the logo isn't bad. The jersey, though, needs some work.
More opinion from me: Tibbs never pitched for the Mets prior to his trade to the Reds, unless perhaps in spring training. So I'm wondering if the uniform Tibbs is actually wearing is from a Mets minor league team.
Something you might know: Tibbs enjoyed a solid 1985 season as a starter for the Reds, following Tom Browning and Mario Soto in the rotation. He had less success in subsequent years with the Expos and Orioles, suffering a miserable 4-15, 5.39 ERA for the miserable 1988 Orioles.
Something you might not know: Tibbs went 456 major league innings pitched before he hit a batter. The first was Jim Morrison of the Pirates on Aug. 4, 1986. He'd hit just six batters in 862 2/3 career innings.
My observation on the back: That season for Lynchburg in 1983 really stands out.
The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated.