Friday, January 11, 2019

#83T - Roger McDowell

What a card: This is the 20th rookie card in the '85 Topps Traded set. McDowell burst upon the scene after appearing in just three games for Double A Jackson to start the 1984 season. He saved 17 games for the Mets, striking out 70 in 127.1 innings.

My observation on the front: Anybody else think the Mets should still have the racing stripes on the shoulders?

More opinion from me: McDowell's goofiness was played up quite a bit on cards in the '90s. Since he played for the Dodgers then, I have quite a few examples. It started to get a bit old.

Something you might know: McDowell was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1986 World Series.

Something you might not know: McDowell's appearance on Seinfeld as the famed "second-spitter" lands him a royalty check of $13.52 every time "The Boyfriend" episode airs.

My observation on the back: Bring back the Expos!

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