Wednesday, May 13, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #86: Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

PHOTO: Looks like he's about to toss a hammer.

Cards like this really make me wonder what Topps was thinking. They chose 3 colors for this card: the name banner color (sky blue) and the two colored stripes that frame the photo (orange and red.) The orange I understand--there's orange on the Padres' uniforms. But why didn't they make one of the two other colors a brown that also matched the unis? A brown name banner with white font for the text would have been great, or changing the red stripe to brown would also have been great. The cards would've looked a lot nicer.

STAT: The 6 guys who got a hit off Murphy were a motley bunch. Darryl Strawberry had the only extra-base hit.

ANAGRAM: Watch your back, Mr. Ready! Dan Murphy = Hump Randy

CAREER: 1/10

Just 7 appearances, all in relief, for Dan Murphy.

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