‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #45
1982 Topps – Card #711 – AKA – ‘The Dave Henderson Rookie Card
Dave Elder – A 2-year veteran that appeared in just 19 big league games, Elder was used very sparingly during his brief career as a major league baseball player. Spanning 2 seasons, Elder pitched a total of 25 1/3 innings. And in that time he gave up 23 hits while allowing 15 runs. His career record of 1-3 includes an ERA of 4.62 along with striking out 26 and walking 18.
Dave Henderson – Better known as ‘Hendu’, Dave Henderson enjoyed a successful 14 year career. A member of 5 different teams, Hendu’s greatest accomplishments came during his playing days in Oakland when his mighty A’s team battled for the World Series championship year after year. A member of ‘The Bash Brothers’, Henderson crushed 197 career home runs, with 104 of them coming during his 6 years with the A’s.
Reggie Walton – Walton’s career as a big leaguer lasted just 3 seasons and 56 games. Used as a utility outfielder, Walton was never able to find full-time work and he oftentimes found himslef as a back-up to the back-up player. Walton left the sport with a .250 batting average along with 26 hit, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, and a career batting average 0f .250.