Monday, March 4, 2013

1976 Topps - Stan Thomas.

Stan Thomas has the hair wings going on card number 148 of the 1976 Topps set. Looks like he could take flight at any moment.

By the time this card was issued Stan had flown away. On December 9, 1975 Texas traded Thomas and Ron Pruitt to the Cleveland Indians for catcher John Ellis.

The trade really didn't alter the course of either team. Cleveland lost Thomas to the Seattle Mariners on November 5, 1976 in the expansion draft. They held on to Pruitt until 1980 when they traded him to the White Sox for Alan Bannister. Ellis served as a backup to Jim Sundberg in Texas until after the 1981 season.

**Just as a short programming note, I am buying a house this week and selling one next week. As such, the posts could be sporadic. Thanks for understanding.**

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