Saturday, October 4, 2008
This is a very nice card. Who knows what the sign in the background behind Old Mother Hubbard says?
IMPACT FACTOR 2/10: Hubbard signed with the A's as a free agent but couldn't hold down the second base job, eventually yielding to Tony Phillips.
Here's another card showing some scoreboard, like Matt Young's card.
IMPACT FACTOR 5/10: Howell, acquired in the same trade that saw Matt Young, Alfredo Griffin, Bob Welch, Kevin Tapani, and Wally Whitehurst switch teams, was a very effective reliever for the Dodgers for five seasons before leaving as a free agent. He was not very helpful in the 1988 postseason, though, pitching only 3.1 innings and giving up 3 earned runs.
Friday, October 3, 2008
IMPACT FACTOR 2/10: Horton came to the White Sox in that same Lance Johnson trade, a pretty good deal for Chicago. He pitched one fairly bad season for them before being traded to the Dodgers for Shawn Hillegas. Hillegas was at best decent for the ChiSox over parts of three seasons, and was then packaged in a trade that brought Cory Snyder. Snyder was abysmal for the White Sox before being traded for 2 guys who did almost nothing for the White Sox.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
What a terrible airbrush job! Holy smokes!
IMPACT FACTOR 1/10: Herr came to the Twins in exchange for Tom Brunansky, and after half a mediocre season was packaged with a couple of guys and sent to the Phillies for Shane Rawley. Rawley was fairly bad for the Twins in one season, his last in the big leagues.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
IMPACT FACTOR 5/10: Hassey caught lightning in a bottle by signing as a free agent with Oakland before the 1988 season and staying with them through 1990, making it to 3 straight World Series with them. He backed up Terry Steinbach each season.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
IMPACT FACTOR 2/10: Griffin, a bad offensive player, had some of his worst offensive seasons among his 4 years with the Dodgers. They gave up Bob Welch and Matt Young to get Griffin and Orosco, who himself was terrible in the 1988 post-season. At least he's in the necklace club.