Monday, December 15, 2008

Jim Beswick

All three of these players were drafted in 1976 by the Padres, all three of them made their major league debut in 1978, and one of them was finished with his major league career by the time this card came out. I wonder why they didn't use a picture of Broderick in a Padres cap, since he had played with the Padres in '78, instead they used a picture of him with a Hawaii Islanders cap. Mura and Perkins had decent careers but Beswick was out of the game after just one season , well not even a season. He made his debut August 9 and played in his last game September 30. He played outfield in 17 games and got 1 hit in 20 at bats. That computes to a batting average of .050 and that is the rest of the story, as they say. I sent the card to him and got it back through the mail.


PunkRockPaint said...

I LOVE the Islanders cap! Classic.

zman40 said...

The Perkins picture is pretty cool. This probably the oldest Topps card that I have ever seen that has a minor league logo on it.

Dinged Corners said...

The green ink rocks.