As seen in Minnesota

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8 Comments on As seen in Minnesota

  1. Viva Rufino Linares! // June 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm //

    Good stuff. Also nice strip of ’77 Topps up top.

  2. PepeFreeUs // June 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm //

    Saved in my picfile.

    Although I know it will be gone in a few days, I love the banner of ’77 cards. That’s the first year I bought cards en masse and that set holds a special place in my heart.

    Just like the ’76, ’77 and ’79 sets, half or more of our team was photographed in Candlestick. RO and Phil are both at Shea.

  3. I changed it bec. it was pretty blurry. Hope the ’79 set suffices/

  4. PepeFreeUs // June 19, 2010 at 12:26 am //

    It’s cool, too. Love the Froggy. The Sarge card from that year is badASS.

  5. Jack Straw // June 19, 2010 at 7:05 am //

    I cannot see a picture of, or hear the name, Jerry Royster without becoming ill. He was perhaps the hottest prospect in baseball when we traded for him. He had burned up the PCL. And yet, in Atlanta, he played less than mediocre baseball year after year. Never showed any spark, never showed any leadership, never showed any baseball savvy. Continued to swing for the fences even when it was obvious his value would only be as a contact, perhaps Matty Alou-type hitter. His defense sucked, too. Royster, even more than our hapless pitching, defines for me all that was wrong with our team in those years.

  6. rankin' rob // June 19, 2010 at 10:25 am //

    Royster’s signature moment as a Brave came on an error.

  7. Yes, there was that error in ’82, but he was also quite a sparkplug that season. Without Royster the Bravos don’t make the playoffs.

  8. clete boyer fan // June 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm //

    Royster came up huge in ’82. With the exception of ’79, Royster played like a higher grade Sonny Jackson. Both had great reps as rising young prospects. Jackson, at least had a great rookie campaign. Sonny was a mediocre player at short and in the OF. Jerry was mediocre in the OF and at 2B, SS, and 3B, thus showing his versatility in mediocrity.

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