Thursday, June 10, 2021

1981 Topps Mike Squires

 

The front: There's a very old-timey look about this card, with the old-fashioned, wide-lapel uniform and a featureless field with several trees. Looks like a 19th-century player about to play on a field on the edge of some farmland.

The back: Squires played his high school baseball at Kalamazoo Central High School. Derek Jeter played his high school ball there as well.

The player: Mike Squires was a good-field, no-hit backup first baseman for the White Sox in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The American League Gold Glove winner in 1981, Squires played in 779 major league games, hitting .260 with 6 HR, 141 RBI and 45 SB. He walked 143 times and only struck out 108 times.

The man: Squires was a scout for several teams after his career and has also worked as a high school sports official.

My collection: I have 19 of his cards, from 1979 to 1985. I would be interested in trading for 1984 Nestle #72.


2 comments:

  1. Terrific post. I grew up in Kalamazoo when he came out of K-Central. Friend drove us to see a ChiSox game in Toronto in 1980, and sat right by 1st Base to watch Mike play.

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