Expos Star: Javier Vazquez Pt 1


2002 UD Authentics #130
Bio/Summary: Javier Vazquez was a big star for the Expos back in the late 90s/early 00s, racking up 64 wins in 5 and a half seasons on some pretty miserable Expos teams. Then he got traded to the Yankees (for Nick Johnson, no less), and kind of fell off the radar after a less-than-stellar performance there. This year he’s with the Braves and doing pretty decently so far. I don’t really have a horse in whether he does well or not, but hey, he’s a former Expo.
How Did I Get It?: Bought in a lot of 2002 UD Authentics.
Did You Know?: He made the all-star team for the Yankees in 2004, despite being disliked by Yankees fans.
Rating: 8/10 – It’s the 1989 Upper Deck style…I can’t fight it. On top of that, it’s a pretty great photo – check out that shadow and the highlights. Definitely a worthy addition to my collection, common or not.

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