Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1973 Topps - Horacio Pina.

Looks like Monday was the Rangers' day off again. Seems like they have had a lot of Mondays off this season. Well, with no game last night it seemed like a good time to take another look at the 1973 team set.

Today we have Horacio Pina on card number 138 of the 1973 Topps set. Not much to say about Horacio's 1973 season for Texas because he didn't play for the team in 1973.

On November 30, 1972 Horacio was traded to the Oakland A's for former Washington Senator Mike Epstein. Epstein would spend only a short time with the Rangers before being traded to the Angels in May of 1973. Interestingly, Rick Stelmaszek also went to the Angels in that trade. In July of 1974 the Cubs traded Horacio Pina to the Angels for Stelmaszek. Guess it's a small world after all.


cincykid said...

You got to love those early 70's Rangers jerseys. I would love to find one of these early grays. I have a white one from 1972, but I can't find one of these gray ones anywhere.

Johngy said...

I always applaud a Stelmaszek reference.

Spiff said...

Thanks Johngy.

Cinykid - where did you get your '72 jersey? I would like to get a blank on from either the late '70s or early '80s but haven't been able to find one.