Monday, March 29, 2010
It was always exciting to see a hometown hero get his own "All Star" card. The first one I remember was Frank Viola's 1985 Topps All-Star baseball card. That one confused the hell out of me, though, because I knew that Frankie was not actually a member of the 1984 American League All Star Team.
Well, he was actually traded back to the North Stars by Calgary in June of 1983. I assume O-Pee-Chee was planning on depicting him as a North Star once again until he was dealt to L.A. in October 1983, just before the season began.
Well... not always.