1985 Topps – Harry Wright
This is a first for this set…and blog for that matter. Harry died ninety years before the 1985 Topps set came out. I became intrigued about this player after reading a book by Darryl Brock called “If I Never Get Back.” The book was about a man who goes back in time, and ends up playing for the first professional team in Cincinnati. The book has a sequel which is not as good, but they are both solid reads.
I took this picture in 2009 at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. You meet Harry and his brother George as you enter the museum. You don’t even have to pay to meet the two. I suggest that you do though as the museum is very well done. I think every club should have a museum of this quality.