Tuesday, February 4, 2020

1981 Topps Al Holland

The front: Nothing but blue sky behind Holland in this spring training headshot.

The back: This is an error card! The game in the description occurred on October 2, not September 25. Holland pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

The player: Al Holland pitched ten seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Giants and Phillies. He saved 54 games for the Phillies in 1983 and 1984, but after his suspension for cocaine use at the end of the 1985 season, his career rapidly derailed, and he was out of baseball by 1987.

The man: Holland coached in the minor leagues for a while but now appears to be retired.

My collection: I have 21 of his cards, from 1981 to 1987. I would be interested in trading for 1985 Fleer Star Stickers #107.

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