Friday, June 12, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 1986 Topps Traded #122T

Completing the trilogy.

Who is he? Claudell Washington was a two-time All-Star with an impressive 9 years between appearances in the midsummer classic. The speedy outfielder logged time in 7 big league uniforms over the course of his 17 year career.

How did he get here? Washington was traded along with Paul Zuvella for Ken Griffey (Sr.) and Andre Robertson. At long last, this completes the trilogy of posts focused on this trade -- Robertson did not have a card in the 1986 Topps Traded set. In fact, Robertson wouldn't play another big league game after he left the Yankees. Claudell, on the other hand, had two and a half solid seasons for some unspectacular Yankees teams in the '80s. He would end up heading west to Angels country before taking a final bow at the end of the 1990 season, back in the Bronx.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: 1986 Topps #675

Airbrushed Score: 8

Comments: This is much worse than the Zuvella card, but not as bad as the Griffey. Still, it's bad.

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