Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Johnny Briggs

Sent: 8/13/10
Received: 12/6/10
Time: 115 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1972 Topps, 1976 Topps
Item Received: 1972 Topps, 1976 Topps.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Johnny Briggs played one partial season for the Twins at the tail end of a pretty solid big league career.  He was a valuable role player for the Phillies of the '60s before coming to the American League with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971.  He became somewhat of a star with that fledgling young Brew Crew, hitting between 17 and 21 home runs in each of his four full seasons there before coming to the Twins in a 1975 deal in exchange for Bobby Darwin.

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