Friday, April 30, 2010

1985 jim gott

jim gott was traded by the blue jays to the giants for gary lavelle in early 1985. here is his 1985 o-pee-chee card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
let me start by saying that these are the types of variations i enjoy the most - the ones with the most color clash. awesome. gott had been used primarily as a starter in his days in toronto, and the giants used him in that role exclusively in 1985. however, a couple seasons later, the giants converted gott into a reliever and he spent the rest of his career setting up and closing out games. gott made his national league debut against the dodgers in 1985, singling in his second career at bat and earning the win over jerry reuss. later that same season, he hit two home runs in a game off of bob forsch of the cardinals.

i appreciate how topps points out gott's karate hobby before mentioning ballet and opera interests.  i am sure this saved many a person from a hapikido beatdown.

voici à vous, 1985 jim gott!

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