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.couple of these unmolested in my collection. happy also signed a 1979 o-pee-chee card
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!