Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1971 george brunet

george brunet was traded from the pirates to the cardinals in late january 1971.  here is his 1971 o-pee-chee card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
he was traded with matty alou for nelson briles and vic davalillo.  brunet bounced around a lot in his 15 seasons, playing for a bunch of minor league teams and 8 major league teams meaning he wore a lot of different uniforms and uniform numbers.  this would be his last big league stop, however, as the cardinals released him in may 1971 after appearing in only 7 games for them.  he would continue his professional career though, pitching in the minors and then the mexican league all the way until 1985 (or so).  he apparently holds the minor league strikeout record at over 3100 k's.  a veritable crash davis of sorts.

voici à vous, 1971 george brunet!

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