Tuesday, June 22, 2010

1983 tony armas

tony armas was sent to the red sox in the deal that brought carney lansford to the a's in december of 1982.  here's armas' 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
armas would set a career high in home runs with the red sox in 1983 (36) only to surpass it in 1984, when his 43 homers would lead the league.  he played centerfield between jim rice in left and dwight evans in right while also serving as the dh every so often for pretty much his entire stint in boston - at least through game 5 of the 1986 alcs.  in fact, tony armas was just 2 for 16 in the series when he was replaced in the 5th inning of game 5 by dave henderson.  4 innings later, henderson hit the 2-run home run off of donnie moore to give the red sox the lead.  armas would have just one more at bat as a red sox - a pinch hit performance in game 7 of the world series in which he struck out against roger mcdowell.  he would finish his career with three seasons in anaheim playing for the angels.

voici à vous, 1983 tony armas!

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I had to do a lil' checking on this card's background. The photo was taken on one of two dates: June 20, '82 or Sep 8, '82. I almost thought the June 8 game was possible too... but that was a 7:30p game and I know the lighting ain't as good in Oakland at 8ish as it is in this card.