Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1980 willie montanez

willie montanez was traded by the rangers to the padres in exchange for gaylord perry in february of 1980. here's his 1980 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
he had only been with the rangers for the last month or so of the 1979 season. that means that, in the span of about 25 months, montanez was involved in 3 trades, including trades with two pitchers (bert blyleven and perry) who totaled 601 wins and 7235 strikeouts in their careers. throw in the fact that montanez had previously been traded for the likes of garry maddox and darrell evans, and you could start to put together a pretty good team. at any rate, montanez once again failed to complete a full season with his new team as the pads sent him to montreal in august. he would continue this pattern for the rest of his career, splitting the 1981 season between montreal and pittsburgh, and the 1982 campaign between pittsburgh and philadelphia.

voici à vous, 1980 willie montanez!

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