Monday, May 16, 2011
You hit 23 homers for the Indians in the 70's and you look good. You have a ballcard. I think those sideburns are far out. If Charlie's hobby had been acting, his sideburns should have made an appearance on Streets of San Francisco. "Check out those chops, buddy-boy." I could just hear Carl Malden.
Charlie only had two seasons as a really regular player, and 1974 was definitely his best. His .271/22/80 would be respectable, like I said above regarding an Indians player. Charlie broke in with the Yanks in '72, playing 14 games, and wearing uniform #42, Mariano Rivera's future number. Not to mention, Jackie Robinson's future retired number. I'm sure Rivera will have his retired. Although I don't really remember Spikes as a player, I sure remember this card as a kid. He deserves to be in the sideburns Hall of Fame.
Cartoon: Well, it's obvious that Charlie isn't making a living at his hobby. Or is he? The baseball card world may never know...
Ballpark background: Yankee Stadium, no doubt.