Thursday, October 5, 2017
#710 - Frank Viola All-Star
What a card: Frank Viola won 18 games for the Twins in 1984, his first season with double-figure victories.
My observation on the front: It's difficult to look around the 6-4 Viola to see if there are signs of a spring training site, but I'm going to assume he's in sunny Florida.
More opinion from me: It'd be more interesting if Viola's last name was pronounced like the musical string instrument. It didn't prevent people from calling him "Sweet Music" though.
All-Star Game performance: Dude wasn't even selected to play in the All-Star Game in 1984.
Legitimate All-Star card or fake All-Star card: DUDE WASN'T EVEN SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE ALL-STAR GAME. Topps really should have explained itself here.
My observation on the back: That "twelve players tied with 2" looks comical in today's pitching environment. There were 14 total shutouts in the American League in 2017.
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