Sunday, August 11, 2013
#124 Dan Schatzeder, Expos
Card Front: A standard spring training pose from Dan. It doesn't get more 70's than the longer hair and the bad moustache. I guess I would rather have the ugly upper lips of yesteryear than the god awful lazy beards of today's players.
Card Back: it is cool to see a team have it's minor league team also been in Canada and close to the big team. I sometimes wonder if Topps had some kind of crystal ball. Is it coincidence that an Expos card would talk about the Washington Senators as a premonition the team would eventually be in DC?
Six degrees or less to Seattle: Dan would make a few teams and bounce around. In 1987, Dan went to be part of the Bash Brothers team of Oakland A's with Billy Beane. Billy had spent a quick stop in Queens as a member of the 1985 New York Mets. Another of those '85 Mets was the ageless wonder that I think everyone had as a teammate in Jesse Orosco. Jesse would make it to the 2003 version of the San Diego Padres. Another of those Friars was Humbeto Quintero back 10 seasons ago. Humberto was recently signed by the Mariners in 2013 after being DFA'd by the Phillies.
Next Card: #125 Rick Burleson, Red Sox