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1986 Topps Bobby Wine 57 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Bobby Wine is one of those old baseball dudes that so many slobber over because he’s been in the game forever. He was the Braves interim manager after Eddie Haas was fired during the 1985 season. He basically got the job because he was on the bench and someone had to get the job. He wasn’t under serious consideration for the permanent position, not that it would have mattered who was the manager during those years.

Wine would go on to join the Braves scouting department in 1996 after a few years coaching for the Mets. He is well known as a confident of Bobby Cox. If his wikipedia page is to be believed, he played a large role in the Braves continuing success.

As a fan who is something of an obsessive completist, I’m glad that the 1986 Topps set included manager cards so that he has a card.