Tuesday, November 24, 2015

623rd Place - Frank DiPino

Card #211

I've come to the realization that the cards I'm posting now aren't terrible.  Somewhere in the last couple of dozen posts I've moved from "active dislike" to "this ain't bad, all things considered..."  This Frank DiPino card certainly qualifies under the latter opinion.  Frank has a nice smile, and there's something endearing about the cinder block wall he's standing in front of.  It helps the red, white, and blue design pop even more.

One thing I noticed on this card is the lowercase "i" in DiPino's last name.  It makes for a funky look when your chosen font is in all-caps.

DiPino had a good career in the bigs, with cups of coffee in 1981 and 1982 before sticking for good with the Astros in 1983 and even finishing sixth in rookie of the year voting.  He became a journeyman lefty out of the bullpen, usually with some success.  His last year in the majors was 1993.

You can find him these days in his native Syracuse, teaching at the Perfect Practice baseball facility.

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