Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1985 burt hooton

with the arrival of orel hershiser in los angeles, burt hooton was relegated largely to the bullpen for the 1984 season.  after the season was over, he was granted free agency and signed with the rangers.  but you knew all that because o-pee-chee told us so:

i think 1985 is one of the best years for team variations because of the big colored block framing the team name.  there's not too much difference between the colors on hooton's o-pee-chee card and his topps card

but there are some pretty colorful variations in this set, as we will see later.

the o-pee-chee backs are still much brighter

than topps

which makes the stats easier to read.  and isn't that what baseball cards are all about?

voici à vous, 1985 burt hooton!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know why, but I always got Burt Hooton and Charlie Hough mixed up.