Saturday, January 1, 2011

1976 Topps Traded #27T - Ed Figueroa

  • I got my scanner to work, so we'll get going with the 1976 Topps Traded series. 
  • These cards were surprise additions to the 1976 set. I don't remember when they first appeared, but it was probably sometime around June or July. We were quite surprised to see these cards in the packs.
  • The Yankees were able to get three good years out of Ed Figueroa. He was very successful in 1976 (19-10, 3.02 ERA), 1977 (16-11, 3.57), and 1978 (20-9, 2.99)
  • Figueroa developed elbow problems in 1979 and was never able to repeat the success he had from 1975-1978.
  • If you have a nomination for 1976 Topps Card of the Year, please leave a comment on the linked entry. After the traded series is profiled we'll do it. :)

1 comment:

  1. if anyone thinks that cards like Bench and Bando will beat the Oscar Gamble Traded card, they are sadly misinformed.