Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#7T - Rich Bordi

What a card: Rich Bordi was shipped to from the Cubs to the Yankees on Dec. 4, 1984 as part of a six-player deal in which the "big name" was former Yankees top prospect Brian Dayett, who had hit more than 30 home runs in back-to-back minor league seasons in 1982 and 1983. The Cubs shipped Bordi, Henry Cotto, Porfi Altamirano and Ron Hassey to the Yankees for Dayett and pitcher Ray Fontenot. It was a bummer of a deal for Cubs as Dayett hit 10 home runs total in three seasons with Chicago.

How'd that go: Bordi pitched one season for the Yankees -- his fifth team in six years -- and then was traded to the Orioles.

Backatya: The Tigers led the AL in earned run average twice in three years, posting an AL-best 3.80 in 1982.


This is the second straight Traded card that's a Yankee card. During this period, Topps tried not to feature players from the same team on consecutively numbered cards, but since the Traded set is placed in alphabetical order, team considerations are secondary. Still looks weird in a binder though.

The original card is No. 357, blogged on Dec. 9, 2014.

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