I've been a Pirates fan since soon after I started opening packs of 1987 Topps. I grew up between Philly and Baltimore, a bit closer to Philly, in northern Delaware. Everyone was a Phillies fan. Mike Schmidt was every boy's hero. I had always had some baseball cards around, but in early 1987, the neighborhood kids and I started seriously purchasing 1987 Topps packs from our local 7-Eleven. I decided to pick a favorite team, and I looked through all the cards I had so far to inform my decision. I somehow settled on the Pirates, which is funny because the 1986 Pirates those cards were based on were not a good team at all. But I stuck with my choice, and was in time to see them rebuild into a three-time NL East winner.
Brian Fisher I don't really remember. He pitched with the Bucs 1987-1989, going 19-22 with them, with a 4.72 ERA. He played one more year with Houston afterwards.
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