Tuesday, November 5, 2019

1981 Topps Rick Peters

The front: The photographer caught Peters in a happy moment at spring training.

The back: Peters pinch-hit for Mark Wagner and struck out against Ron Guidry in his major league debut.
The player: 1980 was Peters’s best season as a major leaguer. He missed the entire 1982 season with nerve damage in his elbow, and played sparingly for the A’s in 1983 and again briefly in 1986. Overall, in 307 major league games, he hit .277 with 2 HR, 80 RBI and 20 SB.

The man: Peters has coached at both the professional and youth levels. More recently he had a computer-repair business in Arizona.

My collection: I have eight of his cards, from 1981 to 1984. I would be interested in trading for 1986 Mother’s Cookies #24.

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