Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1979 dan ford

dan ford joined rod carew in the pre-1979 exodus from minnesota to southern california, although dan was acquired by the angels in a separate trade with the twins.  here's disco dan' 1979 o-pee-chee card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
love the glare on the glasses, but unfortunately, there's no bling like on his 1978 topps card.  ford went on to have the best season of his career in 1979, posting career highs in runs, hits, homers, rbi, batting average, ops and even sacrifice flies (his 13 led the league).  his performance helped the angels win their first al west division crown, and he placed 26th in the league mvp vote for his efforts.  although the halos lost to the orioles in the alcs that year, dan made a triumphant return to the postseason in 1983, helping the orioles win the world series.

voici à vous, 1979 dan ford!

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