Friday, June 25, 2010

1986 joaquin andujar

joaquin andujar was traded from the cardinals to the a's in december of 1985. here's his 1986 o-pee-chee card (which also happens to be one of my favorites):
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
note that o-pee-chee deleted the reference to andujar's first topps card.  i wonder why they didn't note his first o-pee-chee card?

andujar was coming off of two straight 20-win seasons and 4th place finishes in the cy young race when he was dealt. he had performed poorly in a disappointing postseason with the cardinals in 1985, and was ejected from game 7 of the world series by don denkinger in a memorable confrontation.

after joining the a's, he was saddled with a suspension for his actions in the world series, as well as a punishment for his participation in the drug use that was the center of the pittsburgh drug trials. on the field, he managed to win 12 games in 28 starts, including a 5-hit shutout of the orioles in august.

voici à vous, 1986 joaquin andujar!

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