Monday, July 3, 2017

Series Preview - Pirates at Phillies: July 3rd to July 6th

Monday 7:05, Tuesday 4:05, Wednesday 7:05 and Thursday 6:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

At the Ballpark:  On Thursday night, fans will enjoy the first of two post-game fireworks shows scheduled.

1982 Topps #543
1982 Topps Traded #24T
1982 Topps #352
1982 Topps Traded #100T
1982 Topps Appreciation:  I like seeing the before and after cards of players appearing in the base Topps set and then later in the Traded series.  The two players featured above - Dick Davis and Bill Robinson - were traded for each other . . . technically speaking.

In a three-team trade on June 15, 1982, which was then the non-waiver trading deadline, the Phillies sent outfielder Dick Davis to the Blue Jays for Wayne Nordhagen.  The Phillies then turned around and immediately sent Nordhagen off to the Pirates for Bill Robinson.

As a postscript to the deal, a week later on June 22nd, the Pirates and Blue Jays again swapped Nordhagen and Davis.  Nordhagen appeared in just one game for the Pirates while Davis made it into three games with the Blue Jays.

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