Friday, January 7, 2011

1976 Topps Traded #83T - Jim Spencer

  • As the card says, Spencer was traded twice between the 1975 and 1976 seasons.
  • Jim was the big power guy for the offensively-challenged White Sox in 1976. He batted .253 with 14 HR and 70  RBI. Spencer led the AL with 19 intentional walks in 1976.
  • Spencer spent one more season in Chicago before being traded to the New York Yankees after the 1977 season.



  1. That was an interesting set of deals. Spencer + $100 grand to the Angels for Bill Singer. Then the Melton deal. It looks like the White Sox got the better end of it, though Texas turned Singer into Bert Blyleven (though giving up Mike Cubbage and Roy Smalley). Melton and Dunning were done, really, and Spencer could still play.

    Though if Jim Spencer is your primary power source, you may have some issues.

  2. Despite it being an airbursh, it is the closest I have seen to Spencer actually in the old red uniforms.