Thursday, April 29, 2010

1984 dave beard

dave beard was traded by the oakland a's to the seattle mariners in november of 1983. here's his 1984 o-pee-chee variation card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
beard was the sometimes closer for billy martin's early 80's teams in oakland. he did make 2 starts for them in 1982, and somewhat surprisingly, he didn't complete either one. in the a's 1981 postseason, beard appeared twice - once in the alds against the royals where he pitched 1.1 perfect innings to earn the save in the game 3 clincher, and once in the alcs against the yankees where he gave up 3 runs in two-thirds of an inning in game 2. beard finished his oakland career with an even 16-16 record. in seattle, he won 3 games and saved 5 before moving on to the white sox for the 1985 season.

voici à vous, 1984 dave beard!


  1. when did he find time to pitch while drumming for ZZTop?

    ...oh... wait, that was his brother Frank Beard.

  2. their beardlessness is quite ironic, especially in frank's case