Thursday, April 8, 2010

1981 richie zisk

richie zisk was traded from the rangers to the mariners in december of 1980 in the deal that sent rick honeycutt to texas. here's zisk's subsequent 1981 o-pee-chee card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
although the card still says 'outfield/voltiguer', richie left his glove in texas, as he became a full time designated hitter in seattle. even so, he was named the al comeback player of the year in 1981, posting a .311 average with 16 home runs in the strike-shortened season. strangely enough, i would contend that his 1980 season was a bigger 'comeback season'. anyway, zisk played for the mariners for 3 years before hanging it up. he has the distinction of singling in his first and last major league at bats. not a bad way to sandwich a career!

voici à vous, 1981 richie zisk!

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