Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Up For Grabs Cardinalpalooza: Bruce Sutter

Previously on the Cardinalpalooza: Albert PujolsRay LankfordMark McGwireJ.D. DrewColby RasmusYadier MolinaAllen CraigStan MusialRick AnkielDavid Freese | Keith Hernandez | Steve Carlton | Lance Berkman

If you haven't already, check out my public service announcement from late last night and keep in mind that I might be hitting you up for some want list action very soon. Here's another player I'm working on purging doubles of from my collection.

Bruce Sutter's Cardinal tenture was a little before my time. The Cardinals did win the World Series in 1982, but I was just shy of 7 years old at the time and still thought that the American League was the league to root for. I guess it didn't matter how exciting those speedy Redbirds were. Sutter was the bearded All-Star the Cardinals traded for that ultimately bolstered their bullpen enough to be dangerous.

He was the first ever pitcher to be elected to the Hall of Fame who never started a game in his career. The Hall still seems to thumb its collective nose at closers (Lee Smith!) and other specialists, but I'm expecting that to change when it comes to Mariano Rivera's turn. Sutter entered the Hall on his 13th ballot, the very same year that the Cardinals finally won another World Series ring. I realize that it seems to most fans like the Cardinals win every other year, but they did go from 1988 to 2003 without a Series appearance.

I've always liked these "then and now" style cards.

The list:

1982 Donruss #372 [2 available]
1982 Topps #260
1982 Topps (League Leaders w/ Rollie Fingers) #168
1982 Topps (All-Star) #347 [4 3 available]
1983 Fleer #24
1983 Fleer Stickers #1 [3 2 available]
1983 Topps (Super Veteran) #151 [2 available]
1983 Topps (League Leaders w/ Dan Quisenberry) #708
1984 Fleer #338
1984 Topps #730
1984 Topps Ralston Purina #24
1985 Donruss #109
1985 Topps #370 [4 3 available]
1985 Topps (Record Breaker) #9 [2 available]
1985 Topps (All-Star) #722 [4 3 available]

[updated 11/13/13]

1 comment :

  1. Hey! I will put in a claim for these cards. I will look over your want lists and dig up some Cardinals for you. Thanks!


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