Wednesday, September 12, 2018
#38T - Scott Garrelts
What a card: This is the 11th rookie card in the 1985 Traded set although Scott Garrelts appeared in the 1984 Donruss set and probably should have shown up in the 1985 Topps flagship set after pitching in 21 games in 1984. Garrelts was enjoying a 74-appearance season in 1985.
My observation on the front: Garrelts is just beaming through those 1980s-style frames.
More opinion from me: Garrelts dispensed with the glasses after the 1986 season. Kind of a shame.
Something you might know: Garrelts was an often-used reliever for the Giants until 1989 when he became a starter and won 14 games and led the National League in earned-run average.
Something you might not know: Garrelts nearly pitched a no-hitter in 1990, giving up a base hit to the Reds' Paul O'Neill with two outs in the ninth inning. Garrelts has said he considered walking O'Neill to get to Eric Davis on deck because Garrelts owned Davis. But Garrelts had already walked Todd Benzinger in the inning and didn't want to jeopardize a 4-0 lead.
My observation on the back: I guess it's fitting that Topps posted a Cubs question on the back of card of an Illinois native.
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