The Rangers are off today following their Opening Day victory yesterday. They are back in action against the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow. Unfortunately I am working twelve hour shifts the next three days so my posting time will be very limited.
Today's card is number 299 in the 1973 Topps set and features outfielder Ted Ford. For the second card in a row we see a player who didn't play for Texas in 1973.
On April 3, 1972 the Cleveland Indians sent Ted to Texas in exchange for Roy Foster and Tommy McCraw. The Rangers had traded the Indians for Roy Foster in December of the previous year. Weird. Gets stranger though. After playing 129 games for the Rangers in 1972 Ford was on the move again. Back to Cleveland. This time in exchange for Charlie Hudson. At least it wasn't for Roy Foster.