Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1983 joel youngblood

joel youngblood signed a free agent deal with the san francisco giants in february of 1983. here is his 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
the card backs acknowledge what has become youngblood's claim to fame - playing for two different teams in two different cities on the same day.  he even got a hit in each game.  with the giants in 1983, youngblood hit .292 and set a career high with 17 home runs.  he stayed with the giants through the 1988 season before returning to cincinnati for his final season - an appropriate bookend to his career.

voici à vous, 1983 joel youngblood!

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