Friday, May 9, 2008

#431 Casey Candaele



Why this card is awesome: Because is it just me, or does Candaele look extremely bundled up here?

Candaele was an odd choice to be an All-Star Rookie. Yeah, he had a decent year in the minors in 1986, but didn't seem to be star material. I wonder why Topps chose him?

Cool stat: Candaele had two career 4-hit games.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Why did Topps choose Casey? Because they thought no one could hold a Candaele to him....

(Sorry, it's the end of a long week)

Andy said...

bad joke, sure, but you got a grin out of me!

thewritersjourney said...

There were no other rookie 2B worth the trophy in 1987. Nelson Liriano was the only other candidate, and Casey outhit him by a mile.

ajsnyc22 said...

I think part of it is the double-flap helmet and red side panels. Makes it look like a winter hat...