Friday, July 31, 2015

637th Place - Jim Traber

Card #544

Let's see here, Jim Traber...seems like an innocent enough card.  Let's just turn it over and look on the back...

...what the!?!?!

Traber didn't even play in the majors in 1987!  How did he get a card in the 1988 set?  He did smack 21 homers with a .481 slugging percentage in Rochester, but I'm kind of stunned they included him.

He had played for the Orioles for parts of 1984 and 1986, and did spend significant time with them again in 1988 and '89, but that would be it for his MLB experience.

These days you can find Traber talking sports on an Oklahoma radio station.  Traber was a two sport star at Oklahoma State, which is impressive.

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