Here's a card that I already tackled when I first started this blog, a "revised" version of a 1979 Rod Carew, correctly showing him as a member of the California Angels, where he was traded in February of that year.
However, this time I've designed a version that is part of my "traded" series, showing a "traded line" on the front, as with my others (Tom Seaver, Dick Allen, etc).
Take a look:
Funny enough, the 1979 Topps card of Carew as it was released happens to be one of my all-time favorite cards. But Carew's trade makes fit right in to my thread on the topic.
I Remember as a 10-year old kid (before the days of instant info on T.V. or internet), I was shocked and confused to see that Rod Carew wasn't on the Minnesota Twins anymore.
I was dumb-founded as to how the game's best hitter was now on the West Coast, playing for the Angels.
Anyway, as we all know, Carew continued to hit all the way to the Hall of Fame, easily the games greatest hitter of the decade.
A seven-time batting champ, a Rookie of the Year in 1967, a Most Valuable Player in 1977, and an EIGHTEEN-time all-star (consecutively), the man was a superstar!