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1974 Topps Eddie Mathews and Coaches 634 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

After reading Jim Bouton’s Ball Four, I became aware that the idea of coaches actually coaching is a rather new one in baseball. In the old days, the coaches were usually just the manager’s drinking buddies. So, whenever I see a card from the ’74 set I wonder, were these real coaches or were they just the manager’s drinking buddies?