Monday, November 19, 2012

1987 Topps: 4th to the Majors (Don Sutton '66)

     Don Sutton was nearing the end of his career in 1987.  He was one of those players with a long list of statistics on the back of his card for having played in the majors for so many years.  The only people I can think of that had been playing longer than Don Sutton in 1987 were Pete Rose ('63), Phil Niekro ('64), and Steve Carlton ('65). Don Sutton would finish off his career in 1988 with his original team, the Dodgers. His last regular issue Topps card in 1988 still showed him as an Angel, but in 1989, wax box card #N would show him as a Dodger. Don Sutton never had the opportunity to win a World Series championship during his career, being released by the Dodgers just a couple of months before they won it all against the A's in 1988. He had been traded to the Astros the year before the Dodgers won it all in 1981. Sutton did get to play in four different World Series in 1974, 1977, 1978, and 1982.



1977 Topps.



1972 Topps.



1971 Topps.



1970 Topps.



1968 Topps.



1967 Topps



1966 Topps.  Rookie Card.


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