Monday, June 4, 2012

1979 Topps Rod Carew

In the biggest trade of the off-season, Rod Carew, the reigning Batting Champ went to the Angels. In return the Twins got outfielder Ken Landreaux,  pitcher Paul Hatzell, 2 minor leaguers and $400,000. The 1979 Topps set still had Carew on the Twins but the O Pee Chee card used the same picture of Carew in a Twins uniform on an Angels card with a note "Traded 2-5-79".  

Carew would go on to be an All Star 6 of his 7 year in California but would never win another batting title.


  1. I love it! Any thought of making further "traded series" cards?

  2. Uncle John,

    I have a selfish request: In 1969, long-time Phillies farmhand Al Raffo made the team, pitched 45 games out of the bullpen, and disappeared after that season. Topps never issued a card for him (rookie or otherwise).

  3. Brent,
    I have made several "traded" cards. And will have another in my next post.

    Jim, I emailed you a couple ideas. Use them any way you like.

    Thanks for the nice comments,