What’s rarer than a trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox?
A big-leaguer with only five certified autographs in the year 2017.
That’s Jose Quintana and he was dealt to the Cubs on Thursday morning as part of a five-player deal that could make some prospectors unhappy — or spark added interest in the team that’s not the defending World Series champion.
He’s a 29-year-old, 5-foot-11 second baseman-shortstop who’s in his fifth season as a big-leaguer. He’s a Minnesota Twin with Defensive Player of the Year and All-Star honors.
He’s also a guy who, thanks to a three-homer game last night while batting lead-off, has a career-high 38 homers this season.
He’s Brian Dozier — and he’s also not the easiest guy to find on baseball cards.