Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6

1989 Bowman #65 - Robin Ventura

On this day in 1994, Robin Ventura hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the seventh, helping the White Sox crush the Toronto Blue Jays at SkyDome by the score of 9-2. The grand slam was the fifth of Ventura's career.

On this day in 2012, Robin Ventura made his MLB debut as a manager for the Chicago White Sox, replacing an interim Don Cooper after Ozzie Guillen left with two games to go in the 2011 season.

This 1989 set marked the first Bowman cards in the hobby since 1955, before Topps bought out its rival gum company in 1956.

White Sox April 6th birthdays:

1926 - Ed White
1937 - Phil Regen
1958 - Leo Sutherland
1964 - Ken Williams


topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

I never noticed before just how airbrushed that card looks.

Steve Gierman said...

I'm guessing that it was taken from either a minor league or Olympic picture and airbrushed with the late 80s White Sox batting practice uniform.

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