Not nearly as cool looking of a card as the ’75 set but still a badass card. Dave is a truly great athlete, being drafted in football baseball and b-ball. Oh yeah, he is also a product Minnesota.
He put together some solid number, 3,110 and 1,833 RBIs, both top 20 all time, good enough to earn him a place in Cooperstown. Unfortunately he is as well known for his struggles in the fall as his numbers.
Looking at his rookie I noticed he looks about the same there as he did in the later ’80s. Even though brown and yellow haven’t aged well as a color combo it does have a certain amount of charm.
Fun fat from wikipedia, “Winfield was born the same day Bobby Thomson hit his pennant-winning home run for the New York Giants, known as the shot heard ’round the world”. Double fun because before I even knew that I scanned this card,
at the same time for use in a future post.