Today is the 135th day of 2018; hence, card #135.
1974 Topps #135 – Roy White
Like with most in-game shots, I really liked this card as a kid. Roy White seems like such a classy guy that he’s exempt from any Yankee-hating activities.
1975 Topps #135 – Charlie Spikes
I remember getting Charlie Spikes’ 1974 card as part of a panel stapled into Scholastic’s Dynamite Magazine… Possibly the first issue (which I really need to find and feature here). I thought Charlie Spikes was a cool name. The replica signature is of his full name, Leslie Charles Spikes.
1976 Topps #135 – Bake McBride
Bake McBride made his only All-Star team in 1976, but he didn’t appear in the game.
I’ve always liked the red and green combo on the 1976 Cardinals cards
1977 Topps #135 – Mark Belanger
Like Bake McBride, Mark Belanger made his only All-Star team in 1976. Unlike McBride, Belanger got into the game, coming in to play short in the 6th inning. Belanger won 8 Gold Gloves over his 18 year career.
I completely forgot that Belanger finished his career by playing 54 games with the Dodgers.
1978 Topps #135 – Ron Guidry
“Louisiana Lightning” dominated the American League and won a Cy Young in 1978. Guidry went 25-3, 1.74 with 9 shutouts. He struck out 18 Angels on June 17, 1978, a mark which remains a team record.