Saturday, October 29, 2016

Card #11 - Gary Alexander

The Card
You're looking at the swansong card for Mr. Gary Alexander, who once led the league in strikeouts (1978) while posting a decent .743 OPS.

The Story
I'd never seen this card before stumbling across it in the commons box at my local card shop.  It's cool looking, though.  That's an old school chest protector.  Catcher cards are always the best, right?

The Price
$0.15

The Condition
It's not quite centered - it skews downward and the upper left corner is fuzzy.

The Verdict
This could have been a boring shot of a backup catcher at the end of his playing days, but Topps spiced it up with a backwards cap and an armored chest.  Well done, Topps, well done!

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