Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1985 Fleer, Oddibe McDowell

#U80 Oddibe McDowell

Here is another card from the '84 Fleer Update set that I got signed through the mail. I actually got this card back from Oddibe one year ago today after waiting just two weeks for it.

Oddibe was one of those rare talents that make it to the Majors really quick. He was drafted in 1984 and made his professional debut in 1985 in AAA. He spent a month and a half there and hit .400 before getting called up to the Rangers. He spent the rest of the season at the Major League level and hit just .239 with 18 home runs and 42 RBI. He got one first place vote for rookie of the year, but ended up finishing fourth.

Nonetheless, it is still cool seeing a Major League card (not counting Bowman) of a player that was drafted the previous year. It doesn't happen too often.

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