Sunday, January 9, 2011

1988 joe johnson

joe johnson was selected by the angels in the 1987 rule v draft.  here's his 1988 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
johnson did not pitch against the halos in 1986, but in 1985, he faced them in his second american league start after being traded from the braves to the blue jays.  in that start, he went 6.1 scoreless innings and gave up 4 hits while striking out 6.  he must have made an impression.  the angels and blue jays apparently worked out a deal after the rule v draft because johnson spent all of 1988 with the angels' aaa affiliate rather than on the big league roster.  he didn't play in 1989 but signed on with the red sox organization for the 1990 season.  unfortunately, johnson never made it back to the majors.

voici à vous, 1988 joe johnson!

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