Saturday, September 12, 2015

631st Place - Ken Gerhart

Card #271

I'm awarding Gerhart a "product placement" label for his bat, which was produced by Worth.  They couldn't have been more pleased with how perfectly their name was shown on this card.  The image on the bat reminds me of the lightning strike found on Wonder Boy.  Do you think Gerhart used the Savoy Special after his Worth broke?

Gerhart looked like a promising hitter in 1988.  He was coming off a season where he knocked 14 home runs in just 284 at-bats.  He even added nine steals.  But '88 would be his last season in the pros.  He played 1989 in Triple A but he was hit by a pitch in his wrist the following year, and that was the end of his career.  When he walked down the street he just wanted people to look at him and say, "There goes Ken Gerhart, the best there ever was in this game."


2 comments:

  1. It's funny how someone who appeared in so many overproduced sets can escape your knowledge. I have no memory of this guy or his cards, yet I have them in my collection.

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  2. Good product placement on the glove too

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