Monday, April 24, 2017

Jeff Huson Autographed Card

Jeff Huson was an infielder who was active mostly in the 1990s, starting out with the Montréal Expos in 1988 and 1989, and retiring after spending the summer of 2000 with the Chicago Cubs, which is probably when I got this card signed (seeing as he signed it in fading blue sharpie, something I didn't own in the 1990s):
That's card #69 from Score's 1989 Score collection and Rising Star sub-set, though it just says so on the back of the card:
In 12 years with seven teams in the Majors, Huson participated in 827 games and went to the plate for 2127 at-bats, for a batting average of .234. Although the card says he's got good speed, he only stole 64 career bases, with a high of 18 with the Texas Rangers in 1992. Honestly, having been replaced in the Expos' system with Delino DeShields, there was no way history would be kind to him regarding speed; it's akin to comparing me, present-day, 6'2" and over 250 pounds, with The Flash.

Nowadays, he is a post-game and color analysis commentator of the Colorado Rockies for Root Sports. He, uh, is not universally-acclaimed in that position.

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