Friday, May 30, 2014

Airbrushed Fridays: 1974 Topps Traded #151T

Or we could talk about Topps Archives, I guess? Nah.

Who is he? Diego Segui could throw a forkball, and he pitched for a long, long time. He was in and out of Venezuelan winter ball and pitched for 6 MLB franchises over the course of a couple of decades, including three separate stints with the Athletics. He's also the father of former MLBer David Segui.

How did he get here? The backs of these early Traded set cards tend to explain it all. In case you don't like looking at the backs of cards for some weird reason, I'll say that he was traded by the Cardinals to Boston as part of a six player deal. He would spend two seasons in Boston before making his final MLB stand with Seattle.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: 1974 Topps #151

Airbrushed Score: 7

Comments: This is clearly from the same photo sessions as his regular issue card as it's shot from the same angle, but he's facing a slightly different direction and looking a bit gloomy about the trade.

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