Saturday, March 22, 2014

RANDOM QUICKIE- DARREL CHANEY AND HIS CREEPY 1977 CARD

Ok guys, am I the only one who ever got weirded out by Darrel Chaney's 1977 Topps card (#384)?

Not a "baseball-card pose" my friend...

Seriously. I remember the first time I ever saw the image and thought to myself, "This seems wrong", even at the young age of eight when the 1977 set first came out.
What a creepy shot. Who is he leering at like that?
Ugh…What a strange photo to use.
Like a bad vanity portrait of some lounge act on the Vegas strip.
Chaney was a light-hitting infielder, one of many that found some playing time during the decade.
1976 actually was his only full season during his eleven year Major League career. In it he hit .252 with a homer and 50 runs batted in.
By the time he hung them up after the 1979 season, he had a .217 average while playing for the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves.
He was lucky enough to find himself on the 1975 Reds squad that went on to a World Series Championship over the Boston Red Sox, as well as their 1970 and 1972 teams that lost to the Orioles and A's in the Series.
But THIS card is what I'll always remember him for…

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