Sunday, December 29, 2013

1985 Topps, Ned Yost

#777 Ned Yost

Here is the last '85 Topps card and the last Ned Yost card for a while. This is the third Yost card that I have posted in the past month and you can see the first one here and the second one here. This one was obtained the same time as the first one and it is a hurried ballpark signature. The one I posted from Fanfest is the best looking of the three as you can tell that he took his time signing it.

By the time this card came out, Ned's Major League career was winding down. After spending four seasons as a back-up with Milwaukee and Texas, Ned found himself in AAA for most of 1985. He did get called up to the Expos at the end of the season and appeared in five games for them. Those five games were the last of his career. He went on to play two more seasons of minor league ball with the Braves before joining their minor league coaching staff in 1988.

For his career, Ned was a .212 hitter with 16 home runs and 64 RBI. His best season was probably 1983 with the Brewers when he had career-highs in home runs (6), RBI (28), and runs (21).

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