Wednesday, May 13, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #86: 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
Just 7 appearances, all in relief, for Dan Murphy.