Wild Card Wednesday – Texas Rangers
Last week, the Houston Astros were featured. I’m going to stay in Texas and look at the Ranger cards in my collection. Now, the Rangers didn’t have uniforms as memorable as their in-state rivals, but some of their sartorial choices…whoooooo boy.
Also, Lots and Lots and Lots of cards of Rangers who went on to play with the Milwaukee Brewers. I was a big Danny Darwin fan…apparently.
Rangers through the years. I really think that TOPPS could have picked a photo of Len Randle after he got a hit instead of after he popped out to second.
Toby Harrah’s progression of cards looks like what a series of photos of me would be like this offseason.
These guys aren’t bad either and each have interesting stories. Not as interesting as Dock Ellis’s.
Some team photos, Ranger managers, future managers, and team leaders….Yep. Buddy Bell and Al Oliver were really, really good.
I had forgotten the red softball jerseys – worn by Larry Parrish and Pete O’Brien – of the Rangers. I wish I could forget them now. Bob Jones wore those glasses everywhere. Probably still has that exact pair today.
Image #1 of future Brewers as Rangers.
Image two of future Brewers as Rangers.
Rangers who went on to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame! How good was Fergie Jenkins? He won 25 games – with 29 complete games – for the Rangers in 1974. The card displayed here is for his second tour of duty with Texas
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