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THIS guy played for THAT team?

Posted by Andy
Following up on a recent post at Night Owl Cards, here is a look at some unusual photos of players in a uniform that we don't really associate them with. I'm drawing all of my cards from the 1988 Topps Traded set.
1988 Topps Traded #5T Brady Anderson

Most of us will remember that Anderson was originally property of the Red Sox, but there are very few baseball cards of him wearing their uniform.

1988 Topps Traded #11T Don Baylor

Baylor's tenure with the Athletics is memorable since they went to the World Series, but he played just 92 regular-season games with the team after 2,200 elsewhere.

1988 Topps Traded #13T Buddy Bell

Blinked and you missed 74 games with the Astros. He had more than 2300 games elsewhere. While you're blinking, also squint and try to ignore the fact that Bell's jersey and hat are airbrushed.

1988 Topps Traded #21T Jay Buhner

Like Anderson, most of us remember that Buhner started off with the Yankees. Still, weird to see him in that uniform...32 games with the Yankees and 1,440 with the Mariners.

1988 Topps Traded #41 Rich Gossage

Goose Gossage played in just 46 games with the Cubs and another 956 elsewhere. He played in even fewer games with the Giants (31) and Mariners (36).

1988 Topps Traded #49T Tom Herr

Tom Herr played in just 86 games for the Twins after being acquired for Tom Brunansky and before being traded to the Phillies with two other players for Shane Rawley. Those are some bad trades for the Twins. And that's a bad airbrush job on the card.

1988 Topps Traded #50 Bob Horner
In 1988 Bob Horner came back from Japan and appeared in 60 games with the Cardinals after 960 games with the Braves.

1988 Topps Traded #58T Ron Kittle

You remember Kittle with the White Sox (657 games) and probably even the Yankees (89 games) but probably not with the Indians (75 games) and definitely not with the Orioles (22 games).

1988 Topps Traded #59 Ray Knight

Remember Ray Knight's final season in the majors, which was 105 games with the Tigers? Me neither.

1988 Topps Traded #121 Dickie Thon

Thon played in the league for 9 seasons with the Angels and Astros before getting beaned. You probably remember him later with the Phillies, but did you know he played 95 games with the Padres in 1988?

1988 Topps Traded #125 Ron Washington

First, let me say: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Washington played in 69 games with the Indians in 1988 (and then 7 with the Astros in 1989) before embarking on a nice coaching career that's seen him in two straight World Series with the Rangers.

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