Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1988 derek bell

the blue jays selected derek bell in the second round of the 1987 amatuer draft, an event that garnered bell a 1988 o-pee-chee card, the likes of which was missing from the topps set.
there is no topps front (or back) to compare this card to, so we'll go straight to the o-pee-chee back:
bell debuted in 1991 and stayed with toronto through the 1992 season.  afterwards, he was traded to the padres for darrin jackson (whom the blue jays flipped shortly thereafter to the reds in order to bring tony fernandez back to town) and then went on to the astros in 1995 as part of that huge 12 player trade.  he had some good years in houston and was a founding member of the 'killer b's', along with craig biggio and jeff bagwell.  unfortunately, bell is likely best known for initiating 'operation shutdown' in spring training 1992 when he refused to compete for a job.

voici à vous, 1988 derek bell!

1 comment:

  1. Do you know how much this card is worth? I have what i would call a mint condition one in plastic.