Did you know Bobby V was in the mix for Boston's bench? I sure didn't. Inevitable he ended up managing again somewhere, though my vote was for Seattle about 3 years ago, given his experience in Japan.
That's not my favorite Valentine card, though.
1981 Topps #445! Love the face mask and vertical uniform striping. Ellis wore the half-football bars to protect his injured cheekbone, as pioneered by Dave Parker not long before.
Sweet mother of mercy, that's creepy. Find the whole story at Aggh! It's Dave Parker at the Plate! by Paul Lukas.
And now the circle to "Valentine's Day Massacre" is complete. Welcome to Boston, Bobby V!