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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Brady Anderson, 1993 Topps Black Gold #24
Since I showed off the Mike Devereaux Black Gold card on Tuesday night, here's the other half of the team set. It looks like Brady Anderson's bat is coming right at you, doesn't it? Much like Devo, Brady had a career year in 1992...at least to that point in his career. Though he later reached new heights with an out-of-nowhere 50-homer season in 1996, the young outfielder from California established his big league bona fides in '92 with a .271/.373/.449 batting line and an OPS+ of 130. He scored 100 runs and notched 28 doubles, 10 triples, 21 home runs, 80 RBI, and 53 stolen bases. Brady had a lot to do with the Orioles improving from 67 wins in 1991 to 89 in 1992, and Topps gave him his due by including him in their insert set.
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.