Thursday, September 14, 2017

no. 702 - milt ramirez

Who is the man: Milt Ramirez made his major league debut in 1970, appearing in what would be a career-high 62 games for the Cardinals.

Can ya dig it: Bunting! Remember that?

Right on: This is Ramirez's only Topps card.

You see that cat Ramirez is a bad mother: Ramirez played a handful of games for the Cardinals in 1971 but spent the majority of the season in the minor leagues. From there, he played in double A and triple A for the next seven years for St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, L.A. and Oakland. Then, when he was 29, he was called up by the Oakland A's in 1979 and he played 28 games. After eight years!

Shut your mouth: The 1979 Oakland A's were a bad, bad, bad, bad baseball team.

No one understands him but his woman: Ramirez has a terrific minor league card. You miss this kind of stuff if you don't collect minor league cards.

 (A word about the back): It may be difficult to see on the scans, but this card is slightly taller than your average 2 1/2-by-3 1/2 card. It slopes up on the top from left to right (if you're looking at it from the front) and slopes out on the left from top to bottom (if you're looking at it from the back).

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