Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#629 - Dick Schofield

What a card: This is Dick Schofield's first base Topps card. He appears in the 1984 Topps Traded set as well as in Donruss' 1984 set.

My observation on the front: No matter how experienced a major league player is, catch him staring through a chain-link fence and he always looks like a kid who wants to get in the game.

More opinion from me: Really one of the best cards in the set.

Something you might know: Schofield was the starting shortstop for the Angels during the mid-to-late 1980s. His home run off of Oil Can Boyd during Game 3 of the 1986 ALCS helped the Angels take a 2-1 lead in that series.

Something you might not know: Scofield's first manager in professional baseball was current Cubs manager Joe Maddon. It was 1981. Maddon was in his first managing job with Rookie League Idaho Falls.

My observation on the back: Schofield is a member of one of five three-generation MLB families. The Nationals' Jayson Werth is his nephew.

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

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