Thursday, March 13, 2008

#246 Mike Campbell



Why this card is awesome: Because it's the second Future Stars card (Kevin Elster was the first) but a future star Campbell was not.

Cool stat: HOFers hit Campbell well, especially Robin Yount, to the tune of 7 RBI in 10 ABs.

5 comments:

Triple Play said...

That is some year he had in '87 at Calgary! I can see why Topps gave him a Future Stars salute.

Honestly, this is the first time I have ever seen this card. Plus I thought Mike Campbell was guitarist for the Heartbreakers. Hmmm.

Andy said...

Funny...when I made this post, I was also reminded of Campbell from the Heartbreakers. (That's Tom Petty's band.)

thewritersjourney said...

It's actually the 3rd Future Stars card in the set (you forgot Leiter #18). I just did a post about the 1988 Future Stars. Not the best choices.

Andy said...

I stand corrected....

Here's the post:
http://thewritersjourney.wordpress.com/

I have to say...I think they were great choices. Elster, Leiter, and Lind all had good major league careers. And I have a soft spot for Joey Meyer because I saw him crush a mammoth homer in a minor league game in Denver (when the Brewers' AAA team played there.)

Andy said...

Sorry, here is the real link:

http://thewritersjourney.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/predicting-the-future-part-2/