|Now, there’s the Braves classic (or rather classically bad) powder blue uniform. I never did care for them, but when I think back to the great Murph and Bob Horner and Knucksie, that’s the uniform I picture them in.|
|Upper Deck claims that the piece of wood embedded in this card is from a legit Dale Murphy game used bat. Whether that is true or not, there’s one aspect of this card I like. Most bat relics are just a boring piece of useless wood. The branded Atlanta logo is nice.
(I had to edit the above to correct a really stupid grammatical error. In my defense, I was educated in Columbus, Georgia.)
|I don’t own nearly enough Dale Murphy cards. Down the road, that’s something I’ll need to address. The Braves announcing is largely abysmal now. Chip Caray is simply awful and Joe Simpson seems to want to step into the late Skip Caray’s shoes and play the role of the crank, but he just comes off like a blithering idiot. When Murph is in the booth, or Glavine for that matter, they are both on their best behavior and seem to want to be a little bit better.
Murphy was pretty much the only reason to watch Braves baseball in the late 80s, and he’s making it more enjoyable now.