Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1984 willie aikens

willie mays aikens was traded from the royals to the blue jays in the 1983 offseason for jorge orta, straight up.  orta would go on to be the guy who todd worrell beat to the bag in the 1985 world series, although don denkinger saw it differently.  anyway, here's aikens' 1984 o-pee-chee card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
aikens may be best known (on the field) for his performance in the 1980 world series when he hit 2 home runs in a game twice (his 4 home runs were 1 more than the entire phillies team) in a losing cause.  off the field, he is best known for his involvement in the pittsburgh drug trials and his later incarceration for selling drugs.

voici à vous, 1984 willie aikens!

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