Saturday, November 6, 2010

1987 cecilio guante

cecilio guante was traded from the pirates to the yankees in november of 1986. here is his 1987 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
nowadays, such a trade would be a good thing for the player involved. not so back then. the pirates were on their way up and the yankees were making all the wrong moves. anyway, guante's era exploded from 3.35 in 1986 to 5.73 in 1987. still, the yankees kept him around for the 1988 season, and he responded with 11 saves and an era of 2.88 in 56 games. such a performance, along with impending free agency, meant that guante would be on the move again, and he was traded to texas in august of 1988.

voici à vous, 1987 cecilio guante!

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