Tuesday, January 15, 2008

#25 Andres Galarraga

This is the last card with the poor scan quality. Starting with #26 Mitch Williams, the scans are a lot better.


Why this card is awesome: Because it features the Big Cat wearing beautiful red, white, and blue. A great showing of all-American colors for a guy playing for, ummm, a Canadian team. More seriously, with the orange banner behind his name and all that orange dirt, the bottom third of the card is quite orange.

Cool stat: Galarraga finished, sadly, with 399 homers, one short of a nice round 400. A lot of fans will know that he's not alone in this feat, joined by Al Kaline. And you know what? Tim Salmon finished with 299, and Cesar Cedeno and Jackie Jensen finished with 199, and three guys (Craig Paquette, Johnny Grubb, and Monte Irvin) finished with 99. And, Craig Wilson is stuck on 99 and may not get a chance for another one.

2 comments:

Ali said...

I'm sure you know that, but something tells me that the red, white and blue the Expos were wearing had more to do with Qu├ębec's french heritage than with the Star-Spangled banner!

On a personal note, I was a big Expos (and baseball) fan while they were here, in Montreal, but I became an even bigger fan after they left, having discovered Neyer, Baseball-Reference and especially BTF...

I turned to the Red Sox, which had been my American League team since childhood due to the fact that their games were often shown on TV in Montreal in the 1970s (probably NBC Boston or whatever) and also because they hadn't won since 1918...

And the Big Cat? Definitely one of the most beloved players in Expos history.

Bo said...

Toronto wears Red White & Blue as well...