Thursday, March 14, 2019

#106T - Larry Sheets

What a card: This is the 27th rookie card in the 1985 Topps Traded set. Larry Sheets appeared in 113 games during his rookie year in 1985, hitting 17 home runs.

My observation on the front: He just looks like a slugger.

More opinion from me: Sheets was one of those players you heard coming before he even made the majors. That 1983 season for Charlotte made some noise.

Something you might know: Sheets enjoyed one grand season the majors. That was in 1987 when he hit 31 home runs and batted .316 in 469 at-bats (the following year, he hit .230 with 10 homers).

Something you might not know: Sheets left baseball after his first year in pro ball to attend college. He came back with three games left in the season. The following year, he didn't show up for spring training and told the Orioles he was retiring before changing his mind again and reporting in June to his minor league club.

My observation on the back: Sheets stepped away from the game once again in 1981 and truly "did not play." He came back for good in June of 1982.

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