Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1981 Topps Bob Bailor


The front: Happy guy at spring training.

The back: Bailor and Galasso had the two best MLB careers for players born in Connellsville, PA. Another teammate of theirs, Roger Miller, pitched briefly in the majors for the Brewers.

The player: An original Blue Jay, Bob Bailor was a decent utilityman between 1975 and 1985, also spending time with the Orioles, Mets and Dodgers. In 954 games he hit .264 with 9 HR, 222 RBI and 90 SB.

The man: He was a coach with the Blue Jays for many years, and was the only member of the original Blue Jays to win a World Series ring with the team in 1992 and 1993. As the first base coach, he was the first man to shake Joe Carter’s hand after his Series-winning home run. He is now retired and spends his time hunting and fishing.

My collection: I have 24 of his cards, from 1976 to 1986. I would be interested in trading for 1977 O-Pee-Chee #48.

No comments:

Post a Comment