Tuesday, August 19, 2008

#624 Jim Leyland


Why this card is awesome: Because even though this card is 20 years old, current Tigers manager Jim Leyland looks just as old then as he does now. I guess he went gray a little early.

Cool stat: The back of the card is a who's who of late 80s Pirates (duh) and if you're like me, it reminds you of how the Pirates won their division three years in a row but never advanced past the NLCS. Remember, this was before the days of the wild card, so winning the division was a big deal.

3 comments:

White Sox Cards said...

His 2007 and 2008 Topps cards make Leyland look like some sort of thirsty old vampire.

Andy said...

Old and thirsty certainly, but I guess he'd have a problem managing during the day as a vampire.

Luke said...

he does smoke .........alot.....so that might be a reason

but he is still a favorite of mine

Imagine if the buccos won 1 or 2 WS. Add that to 97, and leyland would of been considered one of the best ever......but no...