Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Livin' in the '80s.

I am pleasingly close to completing a decade, just 29 players away from a card of every player to wear a Sox uniform during the 1980s.

Pictured, of course, is a gorgeous Donruss 1982 Jerry Remy. By gorgeous I mean kind of boring, and a fairly unimaginative effort. But Donruss was but a year old then, so we will let it pass.

Remy is probably better known as a broadcaster than the "100th best secondbaseman in history according to Bill James" at this point. I have never heard him, since he works for NESN, which was an extra cost when I lived in New England oh so long ago. The first I heard of NESN was that we didn't have it, and that was where most of the Red Sox games were, which pissed my wee self off. I liked Bob Montgomery on WSBK. Since that is what we had.

Player, and years played with the Sox, not card years;

Jack Billingham, 1980
Sam Bowen, 1977-1980
Brian Denman, 1982
Jim Dorsey, 1984-1985
Lee Graham, 1983
John Lickert, 1981
Tom McCarthy, 1985
Stan Papi, 1979-1980
Dave Schmidt, 1981
Danny Sheaffer, 1987
Ted Sizemore, 1979-1980
Chico Walker, 1980-1984 (minor league cards)

Hell, I don't even know if all of them even had cards as Red Sox.

And now, a musical interlude. Rock!

1 comment:

  1. This is all off the top of my head, so I may miss a few:

    Brohamer is in a Red Sox uniform in the 1980 Topps set. So is Sizemore and Larry Wolfe.

    Mike Brown, Rich Gale and John Henry Johnson all appear as Red Sox in mid-80s sets.

    Roger LaFrancois is in the 1983 Topps set as a Red Sox.

    I'm sure there are others. I'll look to see if I have some of these for you. Some I know are tied up in sets, though.