Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cards That Accurately Portray the Player: Bill Buckner

....still ignoring the NLCS...

Bill Buckner was my favorite player in the late '70s and early '80s.  I loved the way the guy gave 110% on wheels that were only able to run at 50%.  He was a gamer and I tried to find a card that shows that. 

Here's what I came up with:

It's the team-issued card from 1982.  

Check out his right leg, covered in dirt.  The guy always seemed to be dirty, from a slide or a dive. Like I said, he was out there giving 110%.

1 comment:

  1. Buckner's body is completely intact. He looks like he just launched one over the ivy. Wrigley is in the background. This is one great looking card.