Thursday, September 8, 2016

1992 Topps #874 Turner Ward

Turner Ward played in the Majors from 1990-2001. He played with the Indians from 1990-the middle of the 1991 season, when he was traded to the Blue Jays. He stayed with them through the 1993 season, winning the '92 and '93 World Series with them. He spent 1994-1996 with the Brewers, then played with the Pirates from 1997-August of 1999. He signed with Arizona, and spent the rest of the '99 season with them, as well as all of 2000. He spent his last season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
After his playing career, he became a coach, and became assistant hitting coach for the Diamondbacks in 2013. He stayed with them through the end of the '15 season, and became the hitting coach for the Dodgers in 2016.
Turner got his first Topps card in 1991, but was skipped from the 1992 and 1993 regular sets. He did get a card in the '94 Traded set. His only other Topps card came in the 2001 set. He is missing cards from the '92-'94 regular sets, the '95-00 sets, and the '02 sets during his playing days, and the '14-'16 sets from his coaching career.
I've always kind of liked Turner since I found out he went to the University of South Alabama. In 2001-2002, I went to the University of Mobile, which was near South. A few decent South Alabama players appeared in the '01 Topps set, including Juan Pierre, Mike Mordecai, and Ward, so it was kind of cool getting their cards out of packs that year.
I found out my first softball game is at 6:30 on Monday. I'll try to post how I do after the game if I'm not too drained. Thanks for checking out my latest post.

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