Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jeff Reed - paranoid about rotten leather?

This has got to be the strangest card back in 1995 Topps.

"Most players oil their gloves to keep them pliable, but Jeff has no use for the stuff, believing it rots leather. His alternative: shaving cream."

Really, Jeff? If most players were using oil, and oil rotted leather, than wouldn't there be an epidemic of rotten leather in the major leagues?

The shaving cream couldn't have helped his glove that much, as his career fielding percentage of .988 is actually lower than the league average of .989 for the years he played, according to Baseball Reference.

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