Saturday, January 18, 2014

#253 - Sid Bream

What a card: This is Sid Bream's rookie card. It's also his only Topps card as a Dodger. He was traded to the Pirates in September 1985 as part of the Bill Madlock deal.

My observation on the front: Bream looks both sweaty and pensive. It's an odd combination.

More opinion from me: Bream was yet another late '70s/early '80s Dodger prospect who beat the crap out of Triple A pitching in Albuquerque but disappointed me in the majors. He hit 32 home runs and batted .307 in Triple A in 1983.

Something you might know: Bream is most famous for his home plate slide in the decisive game of the 1992 National League Championship Series. While playing for the Braves against his old team, the Pirates, he scored the winning run on Francisco Cabrera's base hit, completing the Braves' rally from a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning.

Something you might not know: If you're a reader of Deadspin you may already know this, but Bream did not like his first name growing up.

My observation the back: It's only through those fat numbers in Albuquerque that Bream got a card in this set. A .184 in 27 games alone isn't cutting it.

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