Monday, October 29, 2018

1981 Topps Larry McWilliams

The front: The color of the sky almost matches the color of his uniform.

The back: The winning streak was an Atlanta rookie record, later tied by Horacio Ramirez in 2003. The highlight of McWilliams’s streak was stopping Pete Rose’s hit streak at 44 games.
The player: McWilliams struggled after his impressive rookie season, and was traded to the Pirates in 1982. There he regained his form and pitched very well in 1983 and 1984. However, injuries hampered his effectiveness after that, as he bounced from team to team in the late 1980s.

The man: According to a comment on the 1980 Topps Blog, he still frequents his hometown of Paris, TX and is well respected in the community.

My collection: I have 30 Larry McWilliams cards, from 1979 to 1990. I would be interested in trading for 1988 Score Rookie & Traded #23.

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