Things I Read on the Back of Cards – 1985 Topps, Jim Gott

27 Sep

1985 Topps - Jim Gott (Front)

1985 Topps - Jim Gott (Back)

“Jim’s hobbies include Hapikido Karate.  He also enjoys ballet and opera.  Wife’s name is Clenice.”

If I hadn’t seen such a strange mix of hobbies and interests on the back of this card, I never would have done a Google search for Jim and found out a few things.

First, he helped teach Dennis Quaid how to pitch for the movie The Rookie.

Second, Jim and his wife Cathy (not Clenice…) spend a lot of time working with children with autism, including two of their own children.

Respect level way up, Jim Gott.  We can all learn from 1985 Topps.

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3 Responses to “Things I Read on the Back of Cards – 1985 Topps, Jim Gott”

  1. thespokeeasy September 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM #

    Jim Gott seems like a classy guy. In a perfect world, he’d drive a wood-panelled 1946 Mercury Wagon. He and Clenice and his merry gang of not-so-bright charity cases could cruise in style.

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