Monday, August 14, 2017
#691 - Dennis Rasmussen
What a card: This is Dennis Rasmussen's first Topps card. He appears in the 1984 Donruss set with the Padres.
My observation on the front: I think you get a good idea that Rasmussen is 6-foot-7 from this card.
More opinion from me: I remember Rasmussen winning 18 games for the Yankees in 1985 and thinking "who the heck is this guy?"
Something you might know: Rasmussen came to the Yankees in the trade that sent Graig Nettles to the Padres. Nettles claims he was dealt because George Steinbrenner didn't like the third basemen's just-published book, "Balls".
Something you might not know: Rasmussen played college basketball for Creighton University. In 1978, Rasmussen's Creighton team played Larry Bird's Indiana State team three times ... and won all three games.
My observation on the back: Bill Brubaker played infield for the Pirates in the mid-1930s.
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