Saturday, November 1, 2008

#98T Chris Sabo



IMPACT FACTOR 6/10: Sabo was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1988, played a big part in the 1990 World Series victory (batting .563 with 2 HR and 5 RBI in the 4-game sweep), and was a very good player for the Reds for 6 years before leaving as a free agent. Unfortunately, he was never an effective player after leaving Cincinnati.

4 comments:

indefenseofabsurdity said...

I love this card. I was completely psyched when I got it and the Mark Grace at a card show in 1988-1989.
And you've gotta love a guy with those great goggles and the nickname "Spuds."

Andy said...

I can't think of another 88 Topps card with as high a fraction of the letters in the team name partially blocked (in this case 75%) or having all the blocked letters blocked by the same object (Sabo's bat in this case.)

capewood said...

Sabo looked like one of those can't miss guys. I was always sorry he didn't have a bigger career.

thewritersjourney said...

One of my favorite players in the late 80s. I called the Reds office when I was in 6th grade and left a message for him for a school project, and he actually called me back! That was the highlight of my year in 1988 LOL. Then he left me tickets for a game...a really down-to-earth guy.