An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Juan Beniquez, 1986 Topps Traded #8T
Journeyman Juan Beniquez played for 8 different teams in 17 big league seasons, all within the American League. At age 36, he joined the Orioles for the 1986 season. He had a decent enough year, batting .300/.372/.397 with a 112 OPS+, 6 homers and 36 RBI in 395 plate appearances. He played all three outfield positions, both infield corners, and DH. Just imagine what he could have done if he'd had a few more gold necklaces to blind opposing pitchers.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.