Rest In Peace Brian Dubois
Remember his 1990 Donruss Card
With the recent passing of former Orioles' farmhand & Tigers hurler Brian Dubois, memories come flooding back about my searching for 1990 Donruss baseball card rack packs with stars and rookies on top. Packs that sometimes included Brian Dubois.
It was an innocent year for me in 1990, especially when it came to baseball cards. There were five companies and pretty much five total sets. So you could bounce between Upper Deck, Topps, Donruss, Fleer and Score. That is of course before Leaf came in and changed the game, but we don't need to talk about that.
In 1990, I would go from store to store to store looking for rack packs of Topps, Donruss and Fleer with stars and rookies on top. It might be John Olerud, Ken Griffey Jr., or even Brian Dubois. You see, back then, we weren't as educated about cards as we are now. Any rookie was worth getting, even a pitcher who was not destined to stay long in the major leagues. My Brian Dubois packs would be sitting next to my Delino DeShields packs.
It was a much simpler time and I'm sure all those that were there remember it fondly. I remember very little about the career of Brian Dubois. He pitched for parts of two seasons in Detroit sandwiched between two stints in the Orioles' minor league system. With some research, I found out he pitched in the Phillies organization right before joining the Aberdeen Iron Birds, and then retiring.
As I've said so many times before, it's so difficult dealing with the passing of players that I remember from my youth. Sure, players like Brian Dubois weren't around long, but they were around. And I did hunt around for his card on top of 1990 Donruss rack packs. And today, I mourn the passing of Brian Dubois, but still a sportscard memory. Rest In Peace, Brian!