The cards below are ones that I got in recent repacks and which filled needs; No high-number 1972’s, but some decent stuff anyway.
Then-prospect Bobby Jones is rocking a Binghamton Mets cap on this card. This is “right-handed Bobby Jones”, not to be confused with “left-handed Bobby Jones” who pitched for the Mets around the same time. It’s fortuitous that one was a lefty and the other a righty, because I’m sure nobody in an official position wanted to refer to them as “White Bobby Jones” and “Black Bobby Jones”.
This is “White Bobby Jones”, if you hadn’t figured that out already.
Terry Bross’ shiny windbreaker reminds me of my one attempt to buy an authentic Mets warmup jacket in the 1980’s….
..Well, it wasn’t an attempt, I bought it, and I brought it home. It wasn’t a windbreaker like this one, it was a jacket with elastic cuffs and bottom… and I realized that with my short, slight torso, I looked like a giant satin blueberry. The jacket was returned to the store the next day.
Terry Bross pitched 8 games for the 1991 Mets, 2 games for the 1993 Giants and later pitched for 4 years in Japan. He played baseball and basketball while at St. John’s University.
Whenever I see Davey Johnson, I have two thoughts:
1) Man, I wish he were still the Mets manager.
1) Man, I wish he were still the Orioles manager.
These repacks are putting a major dent into my All-Star Glossy needs (not that I had any sort of idea of what those needs were before I started getting these repacks…)