Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1992 Topps #880 Chuck Cary

Chuck Cary played 8 years in the Major Leagues. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Detroit Tigers in 1981 after a nice career at UCLA Berkeley, whom he pitched for in the 1980 College World Series. He got called up by Detroit in 1985, and pitched for them in 1986. He got into a total of 20 games for the Braves in 1987 and 1988. He was injured for the better part of the '88 season, prompting the Braves not to resign him. The Yankees took a gamble on him, and he responded with a 3.26 ERA for them in 1989. He played the 1990 and 1991 seasons with the Yankees before opting to play in Japan in 1992 with the Tokyo Giants. He pitched one last season in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox in 1993.

Cary got his first Topps card in the 1987 set, got another in the 1989 Traded set, and got his last 2 cards in the 1990 and 1991 regular sets. He is missing cards from the 1986, 1988, 1992, and 1994 Topps sets. I guess since Chuck only appeared in 10 games in 1991 that Topps decided to leave him out of the 1992 set, but now he has his 1992 Topps card, and is only missing 3 cards for his career Topps run.

I'm here at work getting prepared for hurricane Matthew to approach us. I live near Daytona, so we'll probably feel some effects of the storm, but hopefully it won't be as bad as everyone says it will be. Everyone is buying a ton of bread from the bakery and we've been swamped the let 2 days, and I'm hoping corporate decides to close us down on Friday, because that is my only day off until Monday, and I would really love to relax a little and later in the day try to unpack more, but should we stay open Friday, I have a feeling I'll be called in. Fingers crossed. If I am working, I'll try to post some cards on my lunch. Thanks for checking out my latest post.

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