Hey, Cubs Fans… Help A Fella Out Here…

2013 Topps Heritage Glen Hobbie AutoI pulled this lovely Cubs autograph out of a retail Heritage blaster… Which is kind of funny because it was just about a year ago that I pulled a Jim Brosnan autograph out of a retail Heritage pack.

This is the best pull I’ve had so far in the still-young year, but the thing is that I don’t know anything about Mr. Glen Hobbie other than what I Googled before writing this post.

Did you know…?

In 1960 Glen Hobbie lead the Cubs with 16 wins!  Ooh, that’s good!

He also lead the Majors with 20 losses.  That’s bad.

…But he pitched 4 shutouts and 16 complete games!  That’s good!

…and lead the NL with 114 earned runs.  That’s bad.

In 1959 Hobbie was working on a perfect game when that no-good, rotten Stan Musial had to go and break it up.  You hear so many good things about Musial, but nobody every talks about what a spoilsport he was.

Anyway, what it boils down to is that Glen Hobbie was a good pitcher on some less-than-great Cubs teams… but…

…and here’s where you Cubs fans come in…

…but is there a particular reason, perhaps something off the field, for him to be featured with an insert?  I mean, Jim Brosnan wrote a couple of books.  Is there something else going on with Glen Hobbie that was behind the scenes, something that Baseball Reference or Wikipedia might have overlooked?

Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer.

2 thoughts on “Hey, Cubs Fans… Help A Fella Out Here…

  1. Maybe he was one of the few living guys from the original 1964 set willing to sign for Topps. I believe that card is the same as the original aside from the Heritage logo and certified autograph verbiage

    • It could very well be that… I think the 1964 card was Hobbie’s last Topps card, so maybe that had something to do with it.

      …and yes, the Heritage card is nearly identical to the original card, except for the logo and “certified auto” stuff.

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