Thursday, February 21, 2008

#171 Cubs Leaders

Why this card is awesome: Because, OMG, after all the is Manny Trillo! And a bonus shot of a very fresh-faced Shawon Dunston.

Cool stat: This isn't a stat so much as a little bit of amazement. Check out the names on this 1988 Cubs team, one of the best assemblies of talent ever: Mark Grace, Ryne Sandberg, Shawon Dunston, Andre Dawson, Rafael Palmeiro, Greg Maddux, Rick Sutcliffe, Jamie Moyer, and Goose Gossage. That two guys already in the HOF (Sandberg and Gossage), one shoo-in (Maddux), one guy who probably would have gotten in if not for all the steroids stuff (Palmeiro), oen guy who has a decent shot of getting enough votes one day (Dawson) and a handful of other all-stars and Cy Young winners.


Anonymous said...

I never understood why Topps chose Dunston and Trillo after Dawson's monster 1987 season. Was he just too sulky to smile for the camera?

MMayes said...

Great assemblage of talent and they finish.....fourth. Dawson and Sandberg fell to earth. Sutcliffe was sub-.500 and Gossage's ERA was over 4. The biggest problem was 52 games (1/3 of the schedule) started by guys named Schiraldi, Nipper and Pico.

Uglee Card said...

I don't think that's Manny Trillo. Imposter!