02 June 2012

autos by brooks

i received a quick ttm return the other day from hubie brooks.  he signed a 1990 topps traded card
a 1991 topps card
and a 1991 upper deck card
i always felt kind of badly for brooks.  first, he was traded to the expos by the mets for gary carter prior to the 1985 season, so he missed out on new york's 1986 world series victory.  then, he signed a three-year deal with the dodgers prior to the 1990 season, and he promptly went out and had one of his most productive years, setting or matching career highs in runs scored and home runs while driving in 91 runs.  yes, he struck out 108 times (the third year in a row that he had struck out exactly that number of times) but he was healthy and in the lineup for 153 games and helped the dodgers climb back over .500 and finish in second place.  in return, the dodgers went and signed darryl strawberry after the season ended and sent brooks back to the mets for bob ojeda with two years left on his deal.

thanks hubie for signing my cards!

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