Sunday, November 30, 2008
1976 Topps 2
#266 Alan Foster
Here is the third straight Padrograph of a guy that I had never heard of until I got this card from Rod. Alan pitched parts of ten seasons with five teams. He was predominantly a starter, but spent most of his time relieving his last two years. Nothing in his stats really stands out much. He had a decent ERA. He has some bad strikeout/walk ratios, especially coming out of the bullpen the last two seasons.
Unfortunately, no yellow uniforms. Just your standard off-white, I guess. But, we do get to see the great hats that the Padres wore for about ten years. I always liked those hats. I even have the '80s version of that hat, which has a little bit of orange in it.