Saturday, January 11, 2014

1986 Topps, Bobby Wine

#57 Bobby Wine

Last year, I posted this card of Bobby Wine that I unlocked in the Topps Diamond Giveaway. It was a card from his playing days and was the reason I was even writing to Bobby. But, right before I sent the card out, I decided to throw this card in the envelope with it. As you can see, Bobby signed it, too, and now I have a signed card from his playing days and as a manager.

Technically, Bobby was never a full time manager. He was the interim manager for the Braves at the end of the 1985 season after Eddie Haas got fired. He lead the team for the final 41 games of the season and went 16-25 during that time. Chuck Tanner replaced him for the 1986 season. But, Bobby got one final baseball card from the ordeal and it fails to mention interim anywhere on it.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Looks like you were fortunate to get Bobby Wine's autograph when you did - it's been about a year since the last reported success on SportsCollectors.Net.

He went on to become a Mets coach in the early 1990s.