Tuesday, July 14, 2015
COMMON VALOR: 1985 TOPPS BOBBY BROWN
If you love color-coordinated baseball cards, you'll see little red hearts when looking at this one.
Even if that primary color is brown.
The Cleveland Browns?
Not exactly heart-stopping.
Bobby Brown's 1985 Topps card?
You've got the Padres' earth and mustard unis combined with the block-head '85 card template and creamy skin tone. Then there's that surname.
Brown. Of course.
Did I say perfect composition? The only component missing is a baseball glove.
Or maybe a wad of tobacco, even if that's politically uncouth these days.
Brown, whose seven-year major-league career amounted to about as much as his musical namesake, slashed .245/.295/.355. His career season occurred with the Yankees in '80, when he hit a career-high .260 with 14 homers.
His baseball namesake didn't do that much on the field either, making his name as an executive and later as AL president.
Earth tones might not be your favorite palette tones, but you have to appreciate the symmetry of this classic common brown beauty.