Monday, July 22, 2019

1981 Topps Dan Meyer

The front:  A jolly-looking Meyer holds both bat and glove at a sunny Tiger Stadium.

The back: Meyer went to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA.

The player: Meyer was a 1B-3B for the Tigers, Mariners and A’s from 1974 to 1985. In 1,118 games he hit .253 with 86 HR and 459 RBI.

The man: He is now a hitting instructor at Brad Wellman Sports in San Ramon, CA.

My collection: I have 20 of his cards, from 1975 to 1984. I would be interested in trading for 1982 Topps Traded #70.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

1981 Topps Jackson Todd

The front: Extreme close-up at what I believe is Tiger Stadium.

The back: This is an error – the score of the game was 3-2, not 3-1. Only one of the runs was earned, perhaps accounting for why Topps made this error.

The player: Todd pitched parts of four seasons for the Mets and Blue Jays. In 64 games (36 starts), he went 10-16 with a 4.40 ERA.

The man: Todd was a long-time minor-league and college coach, and still does some youth coaching in his native Oklahoma.

My collection: I have six of his cards, from 1978 to 1982. I would be interested in trading for 1982 TCMA Syracuse Chiefs #9.