Review of mid-1980's Royals Baseball Cards

Yes George, if it involves the Royals and the 1980's then you are in it - Jamie Squire

Bringing back the memories

My 10 year old daughter likes to sort my old baseball cards from time to time. Going through them always produces a variety of memories and thoughts. Here are a few Royals cards with my comments.

Georgebrett_medium

Starting with the best. Will the Royals ever have another as good?

Frankwhite_medium

Happier times for Frank as a member of the Royals.

Jorgeorta_medium

Hey Cardinal fans - he was safe. Don Denkinger and the official box score both say so.

Daneiorg_medium

But then again, the Royals would have won anyway.

Edhearn_medium

I would rather have Cone.

Stevebalboni_medium

Of the many things to be embarrassed about as a Royals fan, the fact that this is still the team record has to be near the top of the list.

Mikearmstrong_medium

Those glasses were the kind that automatically tint in bright sunlight.

Mikelacoss_medium

It looks like somebody should give Mike something to eat.

Dannytartabull_medium

This former Seinfeld star was better than most people realize.

Jerrydongleaton_medium

Nobody messes with Jerry Don Gleaton.

Dennisleonard_medium

Except for Dennis and his mustache and sideburns. They can mess with whoever they want.

Melidoperez_medium

I forgot he was with the Royals.

Halmcrae_medium

He's smiling because he sees Craig's tape recorder nearby.

Johndavis_medium

At least it's not Storm or Mark.

Johnwathan2_medium

Why is the manager wearing a batting helmet?

Bojackson_medium

If only ...

Lynnjones_medium

Rudylaw_medium

Mikekingery_medium

In looking at the stats of the last year of these three outfielders it makes you glad that in today's game no general manager would ever give that many at-bats to such a weak-hitting outfielder.

Reniemartin_medium

Nothing adds to the value of a card like a Renie Martin autograph.

Amosotis_medium

If you told me right now that Starling would be the same kind of center fielder in the majors that Otis was I'd take it.

Danquisenberry_medium

It looks like he is ready to go bowling. If relievers belong in the Hall of Fame, then this guy, who was as good as any, should be there.

Kevinseitzer_medium

If he would have spent more time working on power and less time on that wad of chew he might still be the Royals hitting coach.

Williewilson_medium

That number of at bats is mind-boggling. Was there ever another above-average player who was faster?

Billpecota_medium

Bill is thinking about devising a system to predict the future performance of players. This picture actually kind of reminds me of Billy Butler.

Israelsanchez_medium

You only wish you could grow a mustache like that.

Joebeckwith_medium

Joe's hair deserves its own card.

Bretsaberhagen_medium

The Royals at one time actually had enough pitching that they traded away guys like this for something other than monetary reasons. He also was the one that taught Wil Myers how to spell his name.

Steverenko_medium

Something about this picture makes me nervous.

Jamiequirk_medium

I had forgotten how many different stints with the Royals he had. Perhaps he will be back to manage someday.

1985teamleaders_medium

I'll save the most depressing one for last. Could any Royals fan in 1985 have been able to fathom going 27 years and counting until the next playoff appearance?

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