Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1989 julio franco

julio franco was traded from the indians to the rangers in december of 1988.  here's his 1989 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
franco had a good 5-year run in texas starting in 1989, despite missing most of the 1992 season.  he amassed a total of 725 hits in 632 games over that stretch, and led the league in batting with a .341 average in 1991.  he seemed to play forever, hitting .309 in 125 games as a 45-year old with the braves in 2004.  his 2586 career hits put him 79th on the all time list.

voici à vous, 1989 julio franco!

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