Gooden tangles with the law…again

Former baseball pitching star Dwight Gooden turned himself in after nearly four days as a wanted man. Police had issued a warrant for the 40-year-old former Yankee on charges of DUI, fleeing and eluding police and resisting arrest without violence. According to reports, a Tampa police officer stopped Gooden about 2:40 a.m. Monday on Cleveland Street because Gooden’s BMW was weaving in and out of his lane. The officer said Gooden’s speech was slurred, his eyes bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. Gooden was the 1984 Rookie of the Year and the 1985 NL Cy Young Award winner while with the New York Mets, he went 194-112 with a 3.51 ERA before retiring in 2001.

Back in 1984 when i first got into trading baseball cards, his 1984 Topps Traded card shown above (# 42-T) was the hottest item on the block. I remember paying $20 for the card via a mail-order company, the card went to $40-50 that summer. My first lesson in supply and demand.

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