Kurt Brown

1986 topps Kurt Brown first round frontIn 1985, the best high school baseball player was a power hitting catcher by the name of Kurt Brown. In 1985 he put up monster numbers for his Glendora, CA high school. Of course using a metal bat, his numbers were 0.500 batting average, 13 home runs and 42 runs batted in. These numbers made him the fifth overall pick in the 1985 draft.

He made it all the way to Vancouver the AAA affiliate of the White Sox. It took him six years to get there, his prolific power never translated to professional baseball. He was a 0.243 career minor league hitter and in 7 overall seasons in the minors he managed to put up just 23 home runs, which is probably why he never ended up in the majors.

It wasn’t until 1989 that Topps put together a first round draft pick card. His would have been part of the 1986 set. So I thought I would put together a 1986 Topps card for him. I haven’t created a template yet for the back but I will.  If anyone out there knows anything else about Kurt, I would love to find out more.


Welcome Back

It’s been nearly five years since my last post to the original Bad Wax.  I didn’t want to bring it back so I decided it’s time for a new blog, a new direction and some new content. What is this blog going to be about? Bad Wax and just bad wax. I’m not going to focus on anything except the junk wax era from 1986 – 1998.  Also, I am not going to focus on the stars, more over, it’s going to be about the almost made it, the could of been greats, the best damn amateurs ever.

I hope it’ll be a fun ride. I can’t promise how regular I am going to do this, but I plan on trying to keep it fun and light.  Let’s see if I can make the 1000 post club again!

Your pal,

Mike “Chemgod”