Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You can never have enough memories about your favorite team

Once again, I've received a solid dose of generosity from a fellow blogger.  Marcus from All the Way to the Backstop sent me a ton o' Blue Jays recently, and it was fun looking through all the different years of cards that were in the package.

Of course, a little humor, observation and reflection goes a long way for me....

First, Alfredo Griffin always looked old, even when he was young (he was 26 on this card!)

The start of the Toronto shortstop factory...

Continuing on with the late 70's early 80's theme, Tom Underwood's '80 Topps card had a slight typo on the back:

In '78 he led the Jays in K's.  One part of the card says 139, another says 140.

I'd forgotten that Glenallen Hill carved himself out quite a decent career in the majors.  I will always remember him for a stint that he had on the DL because of a violent dream about spiders....

I wasn't aware that he is the 1st base coach in Colorado

I do remember that Devon White used to have problems keeping his equipment together:

I wouldn't surprise me to find out that he may have lost his glove as well

Somebody told me once that Brett Lawrie had the biggest cup on the Jays....not sure how they knew...

that's one helluva cup there Brett!!

Finally, I have decided that when I grow up, I want to be a baseball player and have a nickname like "Hard Hittin"

Should have been nicknamed "suitcase"...played for 7 teams in a 6 year span

Marcus, thank you very much for the cards, they are much appreciated!!

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Lol at the devon white cards. Looks like he's still got his cleats on. I wonder if there are any more of his cards where he's losing a piece of equipment.

  2. Glad you liked them! Good catch on White's equipment failures. I'll take those shots over posed portraits any day of the week.

  3. I see Alfredo Griffin almost every day! He's been Angel's 1st base coach, greeting and patting butts for a while now.

    I always thought that spider dream story seemed fishy... like he said it to cover up a real story of getting drumk and punching a wall or something.