Welcome to Cup of Coffee Series 3. Our first player is somebody who's story you may know even if you don't recall him.
2007 Topps Jeremy Brown Cup of Coffee
Jeremy Brown is the fat catcher from the book/film "Moneyball". Billy Beane made Brown the 35th overall pick of the 2002 draft. Brown played six games for the 2006 Oakland A's logging 3 hits in 10 ABs. despite the solid .300 Batting Average Jeremy Brown never returned to the majors, he retired following the 2007 season.
Jeremy Brown was a major character in the book Moneyball - Author Michael Lewis dedicated an entire chapter to Brown.
However Brown barely made it into the movie, present as a moment of comic relief towards the end of the film.
The film "Moneyball" was released a decade ago today, September 9 2011. By then the books was 8 years old and the successful players were mid-career - while others like Jeremy Brown were finished.
Some things haven't changed: BIlly Beane is still in Oakland (as club president) and Tony LaRussa is still managing - in Chicago.
2007 Topps is one of the very few card of Jeremy Brown. My biggest addition to the card is a baseball that echoes the cover of the "Moneyball" book. We went with a lavender border color rather than black just to brighten things up a bit. The image is a bit tighter than on the actual card.
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