31 October 2011

once again, avert your eyes

although it might not be as scary (or maybe creepy is more like it) as the card i posted last year on halloween, this one is more disturbing.  it's the second tristar signa cut card that i own, and it's a butchered copy of burt hooton's 1978 topps card.
the horror!  luckily for me, i have a couple of these unmolested in my collection.  happy also signed a 1979 o-pee-chee card
a 1981 topps card
and a 1985 topps card
for me.

i like how the tristar card mentions that hooton was the 1981 nlcs mvp. he was 11-6 in the regular season with a 2.28 era (third best in the league), but he really shone in the three rounds of playoffs that postseason.  in the nlds against the astros, hooton started game 3 and got the win, giving up three hits and one earned run in 7 innings of work.  his next appearance came in game 1 of the nlds against the expos.  hooton again got the win, working 7.1 innings without allowing a run at all.  he started game 4 of the series, too, and again went 7.1 innings for the win while giving up just one unearned run.  14.2 innings with a 0.00 era and two wins?  good enough for the mvp award.

he was 1-1 in the world series against the yankees, but gave up only 2 earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched.

'happy' halloween everybody!

1 comment:

MrMopar said...

At least they only destroyed 5 cards, making these artificially "rare" #'d/5 cards, right?

I hate them too, but I had to buy the Garvey cards.