Friday, January 7, 2011

1986 britt burns

britt burns was traded to the yankees in december of 1985.  here is his 1986 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
burns had won 18 games for the chisox in 1985, and was only 26 when he was traded.  the yankees surely were certain they were acquiring someone to take the place of 46-year old phil niekro in the rotation.  alas, burns missed the entire 1986 season (and the rest of his career) due to a recurring hip injury.  to replace burns, the yankees went out and acquired 43-year old tommy john.

voici à vous, 1986 britt burns!

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