Fun Cards: 2019 TWJ Tom Seaver

Seaver

The trade of Tom Seaver to Cincinnati in 1977 caused riots in New York. Shea Stadium was nearly destroyed. Marshall Law was in effect in the Big Apple. The persons responsible for the trade were more despised than the Son of Sam.

After a handful of seasons with the Reds, Tom returned to the Mets in 1983, then moved on to the American League to finish out a terrific career.

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Posted on February 22, 2019, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. There was also consternation in New York the second time Tom Seaver left; Under the free agency rules at the time, a team losing a free agent could draft from a “compensation pool”, and the Mets foolishly left Seaver available. The White Sox lost Dennis Lamp and took Seaver as compensation.

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