Ah, the first member of the Bob Ojeda "Stunk Until He Left the Red Sox" Association. Cooper did nothing for the Sox for 6 seasons, got traded to Milwaukee for George Scott and Bernie Carbo, then started a run of 7 straight seasons hitting over .300, 3 top-5 MVP finishes, led the league in RBI twice and he even started stealing bases. Jerk.
As for the card itself, the photo is absolutely hilarious. Check out the background. Clearly nobody wants any part of Coop. I don't blame them, he sorta looks like a mini Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, and no one likes Kareem.
Welcome to the '87 Topps blog, a card-by-card look at my first and favorite baseball card set. I'll be scanning in each card and commenting on, well, whatever I feel like. The photo, the stats, any weird memories of the player I have, etc. Enjoy!
Oh, and if you haven't seen it, check out the definitive card-by-card blog here. -BloggerDK