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Thursday, July 21, 2016

1982 Kellogg's Card Backs - #19 - #27 - What Happened to the Ivy at Wrigley Field?

I don't know if there is anything interesting or another question, but here goes.  Let's check out nine more cards.

Hobbies - Fisk mentioned woodworking and reading.  Nothing else of note is mentioned.

#27 Steve Carlton - he passed Bob Gibson to become the NL all-time strikeout leader.

#26 Ron Guidry - George Steinbrenner outbid 16 other teams to re-sign Guidry in the off-season.

#25 Carlton Fisk - he hit a game-winning homer on opening day against the Red Sox in Boston in his first game with the White Sox.  He is a master at stalling the game when a relief pitcher is warming up.

#24 Gary Carter - he led the team to its first playoff appearance.

not on the card - the team led the league in 1994 but the strike canceled the season.  The league didn't want the Expos in the playoffs I guess since the Expos only qualified for the post-season in 1981.

#23 Keith Hernandez - "Hernandez is for real".  That's a nice way to start a bio.

#22 Dave Concepcion - he is said to have invented and perfected the one-hop throw to first base that works so well on Astroturf.  I didn't remember that one.

#21 Don Sutton - he decided to "fatten his wallet by playing out his option in 1980".  Well put.

#20 Neil Allen - as a vote of confidence to Allen's closer status, the Mets traded Jim Kern who they thought would be their closer.

not on the card - he became a starter in 1983.  He was traded to St. Louis for Keith Hernandez whose card is directly below his on my nine-pocket sheet.  Nice trade for the Mets.

#19 Dave Kingman - talking about his career-best 1979 season with the Cubs the card says "The ivy on the outfield walls of Wrigley Field is only now recovering from that barrage".  Nice.

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