Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1979 TCMA Memphis Chicks Baseball #5, Bryn Smith

After a veritable cavalcade of TCMA minor league cards featuring players who never achieved MLB success, today's #5 features a bona fide big league hurler who won 108 games over 12 seasons, mostly for Les Expos de Montreal.

This card shows a clean-cut 23 year-old, but I remember Bryn as Captain Redbeard.

Smith's beard was mighty enough to rate a Badass Beard entry on the Sorting By Teams blog.

Team set checklist, courtesy of TeamSets4U's 1979 minor league page.
  1. Steve Lovins
  2. Steve Michael
  3. Bill Armstrong TR
  4. Julio Perez
  5. Bryn Smith
  6. Larry Goldetsky
  7. Doug Simunic
  8. Charlie Lea
  9. Dave Hostetler
  10. Anthony Johnson
  11. Randy Schafer
  12. Mike Finlayson
  13. Rick Williams
  14. Rick Engle
  15. Bob Tenenini
  16. Ray Crowley
  17. John Scoras
  18. Jeff Gingrich
  19. Dennis Sherow
  20. Tim Raines
  21. Billy Gardner MG
  22. Pat Rooney
  23. Warren Hemm
  24. Godfrey Evans

Value: This #5 cost $2 at, a decent deal considering Bryn's MLB success. His 1979 TCMA Memphis teammates included future Montreal stars Tim Raines and Charlie Lea, so the team set's more expensive than most.

Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.

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