Friday, April 24, 2015

#412 Jamie McAndrew

About the Front: Lookie here, it's our first Marlins card! Topps got on their horses after November 1992's expansion draft and snapped portrait photos of bunches of players in their spanking new Florida and Colorado duds. A lot of the settings for these photos are incredible, in a funny and cheesy sort of way. Here, Jamie McAndrew is playing peek-a-boo in the park!

About the Back: Jim McAndrew pitched in 161 games (110 starts), primarily for the Mets. He peaked in 1972 with an 11-8 record and a 2.80 ERA for New York.

Triple Play:

1. McAndrew played baseball and football for the University of Florida, spending two years as the Gators' starting punter.

2. Jamie signed with the Dodgers after being drafted 28th overall in 1989. He was scouted by Bill Pleis, who had pitched for the Twins from 1961-1966.

3. He debuted with Milwaukee in 1995, and earned his first career win on August 17, limiting the Indians to a pair of runs on seven hits. He walked one batter and struck out four.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I never even realized that McAndrew was with the Brewers by the time I got this card. On April 2, 1993, the Marlins traded him for a minor league lefty named Tom McGraw.

Bill James Said: No, he didn't. Jamie spent all of 1993 at AAA New Orleans.

On This Date in 1993: April 24. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates a truck bomb on Bishopsgate in London's financial district. A news photographer is killed in the explosion and 44 people are injured.


  1. The Rockies and Marlins cards in the second series make this whole set IMHO.

  2. Max - I can't wait to get to some of the Rockies cards with cacti on them.