Thursday, August 14, 2008

Trade Me Your Brewers: Trade #13

The Brewers may have been stopped today, but you cannot stop the trades. This is from Don in Arkansas, and it's heavy on the early years.

1972 Topps #106 Brewers Team, #162 Rookie Stars, and #77 Ron Theobald +3
This might be the coolest set of all time, but that doesn't change the fact that they switched Jerry Bell's picture with Darrell Porter's.

1974 Topps #574 Bill Parsons and #606 '74 Rookie Outfielders featuring Wilbur Howard +2
It turned out that Wilbur Howard spent most if his career in Houston after a trade from the Brewers. Who did we get in return? Yount. Larry Yount.

1976 Topps #452 Tom Hausman +1
Tom had a pretty nothing career. Baseball Reference lists the five most similar pitchers to Hausman: Bill Fleming, Harry Parker, Jim York, Tom Walker, and Max Leon. I could have just made up a stat like that. In fact, I will. Tom Hausman had a similar number of strikeouts as Jeremiah Abbott, Matt Moore, Greg Lanza, John Callahan, and Jeff Kim. See, you don't recognize any of those names, either.

2004 Topps Fan Favorites #88 Ben Oglive and #108 Paul Molitor +2
Old Style of Card + New Picture = Awesome!

1981 Fleer Yount, Gantner, Hisle, Oglive, Cooper, Davis, Martinez, Travers, Money, Cleveland, Lezcano, McClure, Caldwell, Moore, Bando, Castro, Slaton, and Sorensen. +16 (-4)
I've already got the Yount and the Oglive, but this just about completes the team. The minus 4 is for the amount of cards over 20 that I cannot count fairly. Anybody know why the Dick Davis card has a red border while all of the others have a yellow one?

Don earns a solid 20 points. More to come.

STANDINGS
1. 90 pts: Chris from Stale Gum
2. 72 pts: dayf from Cardboard Junkie
3. 42 pts: Cliff from Capewood's Collections
4. 30 pts: Dan from New York
5. 23 pts: Rob from Rangers Cards
5. 23 pts: Eric from Iowa
7. 20 pts: Patricia and Lucy from Dinged Corners
7. 20 pts: William from Virginia
7. 20 pts: Don from Arkansas
10. 19 pts: Kerry from Oregon
11. 18 pts: David from Tribe Cards
12. 17 pts: Paul from Pennsylvania
13. 14 pts: John from the UK

1 comment:

handcollated said...

I see Dick was with the Philles in 1981, so I'm assuming that Fleer was going to put this change in place and ran out of time.

Just a theory, though.