Thursday, June 27, 2013

#189 - Warren Brusstar

What a card: Warren Brusstar was coming off his second season with the Cubs when this card hit shelves. He appeared in three games for the Cubs during their NLCS with the Padres in 1984.

My observation on the front: Brusstar has some epic staredowns on his baseball cards. His first two cards -- from the 1978 and 1979 Topps sets -- are classic, with the thick mustache and curly 'do under his cap (he does some more staring on his '81 Topps and '82 Fleer cards).

More opinion from me: There ain't no ball in that glove.

Something you might know: Brusstar was a middle reliever and didn't start any of the 340 games he appeared in during his nine years in the majors.

Something you might not know: Brusstar's wife, Jennifer, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tug McGraw Foundation. She helped care for McGraw while he was battling brain cancer.

My observation on the back: Brusstar did not receive a 1983 card from Topps. He was purchased from the Phillies by the White Sox in August of 1982. Perhaps Topps couldn't find a way to airbrush Brusstar into a White Sox uniform (it would have been out of date anyway as the White Sox traded Brusstar to the Cubs in late January, 1983).

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