|Autographed 1978 Topps Larry Bowa.|
This seems like an appropriate place to mention that I found another surprise autograph. I posted recently about my unopened packs of 1990 Topps Traded, and in preparing that post, I dug through my stored cards looking for my loose Traded and Update cards. I found a 1989 Topps Traded Ken Howell, autographed.
|Autographed 1989 Topps Traded Ken Howell.|
Howell pitched in the majors from 1984-1990, with the Dodgers and Phillies. His career record was 38-48 with 31 saves and a 3.95 ERA. I guess you would call him the ace of the 1989 Phillies; he had a 12-12 record, and the only other pitcher on the team with as many wins was reliever Jeff Parrett with a 12-6 record. No one else had more than 6 wins. The Phillies went 67-95 that year, but made trades that would eventually pay off in winning the 1993 NL pennant.