Saturday, September 6, 2014

RANDOM QUICKIE: 1972 LUKE WALKER CARD

Just one of those things I caught as I was going through cards.
Check out the 1972 Topps Luke Walker card:


I noticed the player in the background on the left of the card, number 48, and decided to look him up and see who he was.
Turns out it was Rimp Lanier, a player who had a total Major League career of six games and five plater appearances in September of 1971, never to be seen again.
Kind of cool that he somehow made it onto a card, even IF it was in the background.
He went 0-4 with a strikeout and a hit-by-pitch during his call-up, and pinch ran once, before settling back into the Minor Leagues for the next couple of years.
By the time he was 24 he was out of professional ball for good.
Love spotting stuff like this all these years later!

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