Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A 1981 Topps Card In My Hand
So, I had to do a little research to find out about this Oglivie character. I went over to Baseball Reference.com to check on his stats. 1980 was definitely his best year. He played in 156 games. Which playing a lot of games seemed to be his problem. He blasted 41 bombs and had an OPS of .925. Oglive had a huge season. He was also elected to an All-Star game that year.
Oglive had a pretty solid career spanning 1971-1986. He was a 3 time All-Star. His only other really good year from a power stand point some in 1982 when he belted 34 homers. Most years he played in a lot of years he played in under 130 games. That seems to have hurt his counting stats.
To be on a multi player league leaders card with two hall of famers, then you must have had a good year. Luckily I was able to learn something from this gem that I snatched off of ebay. I was able to learn about Ben Oglive. Sometimes, I carry myself like a baseball snob that knows everything about the game. Well, this card humbled me. But, now that I know who Ben Glivie is, I can go back to being a baseball know it all. Thanks 1981 Topps!