It has been fun collecting cards from the 70's. The 70's was a time where I was really beginning to develop my interest in the sport. The Blue Jays were just starting their journey as a team in the American League, I was starting to play organized baseball, and baseball cards were a big part of those years as well.
The '77 set has been fun to look through so far, seeing a lot of old faces and names that I remember from that era. Naturally, being only 10 years old at the time, there are a lot of players in there that I don't remember at all, or barely remember playing at that time.
As I continue to develop a deeper interest in the game, through cards, I'll take a look at some of these players who when I look at their card(s), I say, "Man, I don't remember him at all".
Today's card is the '77 Topps card of Sandy Alomar Sr. (Card 54)
Sandy's career lasted 15 seasons with 6 different clubs. Sandy was a speedy 2nd baseman, who stole 20+ bases 6 times. Slugging was definitely not his forte, as his career slugging percentage was a mere .288.
Probably the main reason why I don't remember him is that the last 3 seasons of his career, 1976-1978, were mostly part time utility role campaigns.
It definitely was cool to learn a little bit about the player who fathered one of my favorites from the Jays teams that won the World Series in 92 & 93, Roberto Alomar.
Thanks for reading, Robert