September 23, 2007
Goudey Trade-away #26: Garciaparra for Barfield
This trade comes in from Dave in Wilsonville, Oregon.
Giving: Nomar Garciaparra, #159 (red back)
Getting: Jesse Barfield, 'Best Outfield Arm', 1992 Upper Deck
Dave writes, "The card is supposed to commemorate Barfield as having the best outfield arm in the AL. Shouldn't it depict him actually using it?" Well put, Dave, but like all the other hare-brained photos the editors at Upper Deck chose to use, this one does get the point across. Look at Barfield holding those arms aloft! Standing there in the batter's box, acknowledging the crowd like a sideshow strongman.
Look! Even the Yankee coach is applauding him! (Yes, I realize that he's most likely not an egomaniac, and is instead instructing a runner on third to hold up.)