Tim Raines, 1984 Fleer

Name: Tim "Rock" Raines
Team: Montreal Expos
Position: Outfield
Value of card: 3 grams of "rock"
Key 1983 stat: 7 inches of mustache
Fun Facts about Canada's cultural capital, Montreal, and Tim Raines:
  • Montreal's official language is French. Raines once ordered a dish a la carte, then slapped himself for using a French term.
  • Montreal is home to the NHL's Canadiens. Raines would never invite a Canadian into his home.
  • Montreal, perhaps surprisingly, is known for its jazz. Raines, probably unsurprisingly, was nicknamed "Rock" and hated jazz.
  • Montreal became a haven for Americans seeking alcohol during Prohibition. Raines considered his stomach and liver to be havens for alcohol.
  • Montreal, as a Canadian city, is second only to Toronto. Raines, as a 1980s base-stealer, is second only to Bust legend Rickey Henderson.
  • Montreal is a city with a lot of panache. Raines is a player with a lot of mustache.


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