Friday, January 31, 2014

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #208T

Probably not a blockbuster deal if it says: "...expected to see duty as a lefthanded pinch-hitter and late inning defensive replacement..."

Who is he? Mike Lum logged more than 4000 plate appearances in a 15 year Major League career, but all but just a few of those seasons were spent as a part-timer. Lum played all three outfield positions and a little bit of first base.

How did he get here? After 9 years with the Braves, Cincinnati acquired Lum in exchange for infielder Darrel Chaney. Lum arrived just in time to win a World Series ring with the Reds, though his playing time was severely cut.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: 1976 Topps #208

Airbrushed Score: 7

Comments: It may just be the top of his cap, but it glows. Man, it glows!

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