if you don't know the story of roy gleason, please go here. or here (if you are ok with plaschke and his staccato writing style). and here is a more recent story that includes some events alluded to in the first two. after reading those stories, you will know why i believe this is a 2007 topps distinguished service card that should have been: gleason did have a card made - from the 1990 target dodgers set:here's the back of that card, showing his career stat line, including the perfect batting average.for the record, gleason also scored 3 runs (2 as a pinch runner) in his short career. he made his major league debut as a pinch runner for moose skowron, and then made his final major league appearance as a pinch hitter (his first and only at bat) three weeks later, doubling off of dennis bennett of the phillies before scoring on an error made on a skowron line drive.
that's a wrap - oh my!
8 months ago