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.