Card: 2008 TriStar PROjections #371
Player: Bryan Anderson (Baseball)
Team: Springfield Cardinals
Notes: Anderson is currently a free-agent catcher, but has seen time with the Cardinals, White Sox, and A's. He was a 4th round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2005 out of Simi Valley High School in California, and worked his way through the minor league system before making his MLB debut on April 15, 2010. He only saw four games of competition in two weeks before heading back to AAA. When he continued to stay in AAA through the end of 2012, he opted for free agency, where he landed with the White Sox. Although he was a September call-up, he would be released at the end of the season. He signed a contract with Cincinnati, who promptly dealt him to Oakland, where he again bounced back and forth between the Show and AAA, mainly in September. As of right now, he's a free agent, and one of my favorite catchers to watch; talk about a guy who gives it everything he has and fights for everything he's gotten. I'm hoping he latches on with someone for a couple more years, but he isn't exactly a young gun anymore.
Card: 1987 Topps #73
Player: Dave Anderson (Baseball)
Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Notes: Anderson played in the majors from 1983-1992 with the Dodgers and the Giants; he won a ring in 1988 with Los Angeles. In fact, he played a very interesting role. Anderson was the decoy pinch hitter on deck for the pitcher against Oakland before a hobbled hero in Kirk Gibson came off the bench to drill a game winner to the right field bleachers. Anderson has spent many years managing and coaching at the major league, minor league, and collegiate level. He was most famous for being the third base coach for the Texas Rangers, involved in two controversial plays: a "coach's interference" call with Michael Young in 2010, and a debatable call to send Josh Hamilton home on a foul pop up in 2011, in which Hamilton ended up with a broken wrist.
Card: 1990-91 Pro Set Superbowl 160 #108
Player: Dick Anderson (Football)
Team: Miami Dolphins
Notes: Anderson played nine seasons with the Dolphins in the AFL and later the NFL. He was a consensus All-American at Colorado before his time in the pros. A three-time Pro Bowler, Anderson was part of the undefeated 1972 Miami team. In 1973, he became the 7th player in NFL history to intercept four passes in a single game. After retirement, he became a Florida state senator, and in 2006 he was elected to the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor. Anderson is also a member of the college football Hall of Fame.
I'm hoping to get back on this tomorrow afternoon/evening with some personal stuff and more cards, but it may get pushed to Monday. Regardless, everyone have a wonderful remainder of your weekend, and thank you for reading!