1982 Fleer #6

Ramos

1982 Fleer #203
Category:
Failed Prospect
Position: C
Bio/Summary: I’ve covered Bobby Ramos on this site before, when he was on the Tim Raines rookie card, but this is the first time we’ve had a “pure” card of him. What to make of him? Not much. He never played a full season in the majors, and only appeared in four games in 1982 with the Yankees, going .091/.091/.364. If you’re playing along at home, that’s a .455 OPS.
Rating: 4/10 – Tilted photo? Check. Awful astroturf? Check. Bad hair? Check. It’s a capsule of the early 80s.

Reardon

1982 Fleer #204
Category:
Expos Lynchpin
Position: RP
Bio/Summary: For awhile there, The Terminator was the career record holder for saves, even leading the league with 41 in 1985. 1982 was the beginning of his reign as a closer, when he scored 26 in 75 games and had a 177 ERA+. The most interesting thing is that he finished 53 games, which means he was closing out games even in losses – something you’d never see of a closer these days.
Rating: 4/10 – Dude looks like a trucker here, and the picture has the same issue with the darkness and flash.

Rogers

1982 Fleer #205
Category:
Expos Star
Position: SP
Bio/Summary: Wow, I had no idea Steve Rogers was a five-time All Star. Why is this guy never mentioned? I mean, come on, the guy lost 22 games and was still an all-star. That counts for something! Probably for how bad the Expos were at the time. But dude pitched out of his mind most of his career, staying over 100 ERA+ for 9 years and even leading the league in it one year. What’s a guy gotta do to get attention?
Rating: 3/10 – Yikes, what an ugly dude! And an ugly card.

Sanderson

1982 Fleer #206
Category:
Expos Lynchpin
Position: P
Bio/Summary: Wow, look how young Sanderson is here. I always associate him with his Yankees update and traded cards, so seeing him as a kid here was weird. It’s not that he’s that young, 24, it’s just that I’m so used to seeing him old. Anyway. In 1982, Scott went 12-12 with a 3.46 ERA, for a 105 ERA+. Just right around league average…about what I would think of Sanderson (and he had a career 102 ERA+, so that’s about right).
Rating: 4/10 – Again, not a great photo…tough thing about this set.
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