Thursday, May 14, 2020

1981 Topps Glenn Hubbard

The front: Hubbard looks even shorter than his stated height of 5’9” as he follows through on a swing in a game at Shea Stadium. Hubbard played in one day game at Shea in 1980, a 3-0 Braves loss as Pat Zachry held the team to four hits. Hubbard went 0-4.

The back: Despite his hot spring training, Hubbard was not called up until July 10, when he was hitting .380 at AAA Richmond.

The player: Second baseman Glenn Hubbard played twelve seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Braves. Known as an excellent fielder, his best season was 1983, when he made the NL All Star team, hitting .263 with 12 HR and 70 RBI. Overall, in 1,354 games he hit .244 with 70 HR and 448 RBI. One oddity is that he led the NL in sacrifice hits with 20 in 1982, but never had more than 10 in any other season.

The man: Hubbard has had a long career as a minor league coach, currently in the Royals organization.

My collection: I have 36 of his cards, from 1979 to 1989. I would be interested in trading for 1988 Score Rookie Traded #58.


  1. I know Glenn Hubbard as the guy with the snake card (84 Fleer) and Post Zachry as having a legendary mustache. These guys were before my time, so cards are all I have to go off of.