Friday, August 7, 2015

no. 439 - phillies rookie stars


Who is the man: Both Greg Luzinski and Scott Reid spent most of the 1970 season shooting up minor league ball. Luzinski battered Double A while Reid blasted Triple A. Both had brief stints with the Phillies, but Luzinski hit .167 and Reid .122.

Can ya dig it: Luzinski looks like The Bull even at 20 years old.

Right on: It's interesting that Luzinski is listed as a first baseman. He would play first base only in his first two years with the Phillies, and then for a handful of games with the White Sox in 1983.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: Luzinski would go on to hit 307 career home runs but at this point he had none. Sorry, not bad-ass.

Shut your mouth: Reid's major league career was already done when this card was made.

No one understands him but his woman: Jean Luzinski dated and married a talented football player who went in the first round of the major league draft (Greg) and raised a talented football player who went in the first round of the major league draft (Ryan).


(A word about the back): Topps doesn't tell you which college team Scott Reid played for, but it was Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. He then went to Arizona State.

1 comment:

  1. Luzinski was a 1st baseman in the minors, but with Deron Johnson already at 1st base, the Phillies converted Luzinski to LF.

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