Friday, January 6, 2017

#615 - Marvell Wynne

What a card: Marvell Wynne was coming off what would be the best season of his eight-year major league career when this card was issued. In 1984, he achieved his only season of more than 100 hits (174), and he set career highs in several categories.

My observation on the front: Nice-looking card. The gold jersey-black pants combo was the best of the Pirates' many '80s uniform combinations, plus I do love me a basepaths photo.

More opinion from me: I wish the yellow behind the word "Pirates" matched with the yellow in the logo and on the jersey.

Something you might know: Wynne was a fleet-footed center fielder, pegged to be the Pirates' lead-off hitter, but he struggled to hit consistently and encountered injuries. His son, Marvell II, has played in Major League Soccer for the last decade.

Something you might not know: Wynne kicked off back-to-back-to-back home runs by the Padres to lead off the bottom of the first inning in San Diego's home opener against the Giants on April 13, 1987. Tony Gwynn and John Kruk followed Wynne with homers, and all of them came off of Roger Mason. But the Giants won the game, 13-6.

My observation on the back: I'm not sure I consider "listening to music" a hobby. It comes close to describing "eating" as a hobby. I've come across a few people who don't listen to music, but they are a rarity.

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Rob said...

Always loved this card, especially the dirty uniform.

John Bateman said...

Great Action Photo