Wednesday, May 4, 2011

1983 tom seaver

tom seaver was traded from the reds back to the mets in december of 1982.  here is his 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
tom terrific had 264 wins when the mets reacquired him, and no doubt they were hoping to celebrate win number 300 in a couple of years.  however, seaver won just 9 games despite a 3.55 era in 1983 and was
saddled with 14 losses.  he did not throw any one-hitters as he had done many times for the mets during his first tenure with the team, but did have a 3-hit shutout against the pirates in april.  the mets figured seaver's age and his salary would ward off any takers in the free agent compensation draft after the season, and left him unprotected.  bad idea.

voici à vous, 1983 tom seaver!

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