Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1979 tom grieve

tom grieve was traded from the mets to the cardinals in december of 1978.  here is his 1979 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
grieve had been part of that massive four team trade prior to the 1978 season that saw bert blyleven, al oliver, and jon matlack among others change teams.  grieve did not get a variation in the 1978 o-pee-chee set, but he gets a good one here in 1979. 

grieve wound up playing in just 9 games for the redbirds in 1979.  he was 3 for 15 with a double when he was released on may 9th.  a couple of weeks later, the rangers re-signed him and sent him to aaa, but he never made it back to the major leagues.  instead, he must have gone home and taught his 3-year old son ben how to hit.

voici à vous, 1979 tom grieve!

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