Saturday, February 2, 2008
1988 O-Pee-Chee #88 Delino DeShields
Why this card is awesome: Because if you thought Minchey's hat looked goofy, you didn't know that this was coming. I figure inside that hat, Delino has his wallet, a brown-bag lunch, and either car keys or a bus pass. I also find it a bit odd that they put half a space between the "De" and "Sheilds" in his last name. It's all one name, just with the "S" capitalized. It's no different from McDonald.
Cool stat: DeShields has always reminded me of a poor man's Roberto Alomar. Just like Alomar, DeShields had several 3-5 year stints with a number of teams. But Delino did not hit like Robbie. He hit very well against some very good pitchers, including Sid Fernandez and Bret Saberhagen, but he was thoroughly owned by a lot more, including Tom Browning, Fernando Valenzuela, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Mike Hampton, and many more.