Saturday, April 1, 2017
Card #38 - Charlie Lea
Here's a smart looking card for the late, great, Charlie Lea, a Montreal legend and a fine pitcher.
You have to love this card, Lea appears to be warming up pregame along the third base line. In the distance you see the old Candlestick scoreboard advertising the game's start time. If my detective work is accurate, this is probably from the game on May 16, 1981. Lea pitched a four hit shutout. But that was actually a bit of a letdown compared to his previous outing. On May 10, 1981, he no-hit that same Giants team, but in Montreal for that battle.
Another common's box rescue effort.
I can't find a thing wrong with it.
This card must induce nightmares anytime a Giant from the 1981 team sees it!