Thursday, March 24, 2016

One Met at a Time, Vol. 9

[Ed. Note: I recently surpassed the 8k mark in my Mets collection, so I thought it would be a fun idea to start picking through the cards one-by-one and presenting them here.  So, that's what this is.  Enjoy!]

Player Name:  John Stearns

Card Info:  1976 Topps, #633

Coming over from the Phillies in the Tug McGraw trade, John Stearns played 10 of his 11 big league years (1975-84) as a Met.  Those were mostly lean years for the club, and Stearns was one of the lone bright spots along the way.  He made four All-Star teams and earned the nickname "Bad Dude" for his rough and tumble mentality behind the dish.  His '76 Topps card --replete with hairy, manly arms--set me back a dime at a recent card show.

At the time of this post, I have 15 John Stearns cards in my Mets collection.



  1. John does in fact look quite "stern" in that image. Seems like he lived up to his name!

  2. That is one great '70s card right there!