By - tobinoxdz
Nomar garciaparra, guy was a god in Boston to kids my age.
I made my mom buy me his jersey the minute he became a Cub
I think 13 year old me went on strike and refused to watch the Red Sox for about a week, really stuck it to the man.
Seeing him smash a triple at Fenway is one of my greatest baseball memories
I said Mookie, but take it back. Yes, this was much worse….
Ken Griffey Jr.
watched him hit his first MLB home run in the Kingdome and collected his cards from day one. I still do I just don’t have a single Reds card of him.
Legendary White Sox hitter
Ha! I totally blocked that out.
Wasn’t traded, but Madison Bumgarner does not look right in a D-Backs uniform
My dude. I have a 2010 playoff jersey of Bumgarner that I wear with pride because I was so sure he was going to be good. He was so consistent for the first half of his career it was amazing. But after the dirt bike accident, he seemed to lose a small step every year after. I always hated Bobby Evans for not paying the man after he helped them win 3 World Series championships. Bumgarner is the man.
Albert Pujols in any other uniform. He wasn't traded, but he was/is a Cardinal.
Can't imagine a worse one than this.
And to add insult to injury, when he had to change his number to 55 instead of 5 for Corey Seager
Lifelong Dodgers fan, and fan of Seager from day one.
Seager should've immediately offered to give up #5 out of respect. I don't know if he did or not, but if he didn't he sure as shit should have...especially if Pujols wasn't trying to demand it.
And the beauty of Albert Pujols is that he asked Orel Hershiser for permission before he wore #55.
Here’s hoping that, with the coming of the universal DH, Albert gets to return to St. Louis.
I love having him in Los Angeles, but it wouldn't be terrible if he returned to the Cards for a final season.
Aren’t they not allowed to change within season? I don’t know if Seager could just give him up the number because MLB wants to sell Corey Seager jerseys and then when it suddenly changes his number that would leave those that just bought their “5” Corey Seager feeling less good about it and a bunch of 5 Seager jerseys in stores not to sell because ppl want his new number. I only say this because in the NBA it isn’t allowed I think unless they buy all of the remaining jerseys of that name
That's something I hadn't thought of...would be a good reason to not change it.
I still hope he offered though!
At least in the NFL, players need to buy out at least some of the inventory of their jerseys, so it might be pricey especially when it's a player like Seager. Otherwise I would agree
This is the answer
Same. I'm still butt-hurt. They should have paid the man.
I’d take his lousy contract today if it means we would have won even just 1 more World Series in 2012-2015.
I don’t disagree with you that the org should have paid Albert. But I always thought (granted, I was young and naïve In the ways of the world back then) that Albert really did love stl and wasn’t in the game *just* for the money.
If IRC, he played on a pretty low discount for his caliber of player and then they low-balled him again when the time came around. I always hope he'll come back and retire a cardinal, but who knows.
Fingers crossed they sign him to DH this year and he can retire with the birds on the bat
Can't upvote that enough!
I believe that you can still be in it for the love of the game and not money, but also recognize your own worth. I’m not very knowledgeable about contracts and what people get paid, so I could be very wrong, but assuming the cards were really undervaluing and underpaying Albert, then I can understand there only being so long you deal with that, even if you loved the game and the city. If he had left a good offer for a slightly better paying offer, that would be different, but if he was going from being definitely underpaid for a long time to finally making what he’s worth, that doesn’t show a lack of love of the game, it just shows that he wanted to reap the rewards of his hard work, the rewards he absolutely deserved to enjoy
Dale Murphy as a Philly
Good thing that this did not actually happen. This would be like Tom Glavine becoming a Met. Ridiculous, I say!
Yea I couldn’t that. :)
Ooooh, that's the best (worst) one!
Came here to say this
Just the worst!
Tom Glavine to the Mets was just hurtful !!🤮
This exactly! Not just gone from the braves but to the team I absolutely hated,at that time, as a braves fan. Will not purchase any glavine cards in a Mets uni. Also Maddux to the cubs was another one.
Maddux started with the Cubs
Lol it’s like people forget he played 6+ seasons for the cubs before Atlanta. Definitely one of the few players who are more remembered for their second team
No didn’t forget just got use to seeing him as a brave. The real reason I didn’t like seeing him as a cub because I am also a Cardinals fan as well.
Nick Madrigal when they photoshopped him in a cubs jersey for holiday…
Not on a baseball card but seeing trea turner and max scherzer in a dodgers uniform mad me want to cry
Same. Bryce hurt but seeing Max (and Trea) was WEIRD.
I was fine with Bryce leaving, but max and trea hit differently
Cant wait to see scherzer in his mets uni.
Curtis Granderson & Justin Verlander
I came here to say Verlander! He is a Tiger no matter what uniform he puts on at this point.
Beaz is going to pain me in a tigers uni and my Mets only had him for 3 months.
I can walk to Comerica from my apartment. I’ll tell him you say hi.
Better without him.
George Springer our post season bomb smasher . We still have the little man but man springer still pains me more than Correa leaving me would.
Came here to say this, however if he had to go somewhere I’m glad it was Toronto. Will play with Yuli’s brother and Vlad Jr.
Any Albert card in a dodgers or angels uniform and i throw up. Does that count
For me it’s Francisco lindor and Corey Kluber
Mookie is dead to me in a dodger uniform
The worst part will be when they sign a lesser player to a $300M contract. FML
They won’t. I didn’t like seeing Mookie go, but he was leaving regardless. He made that known when he turned down a $300million extension from them… I’d rather spend the money to keep Devers and bogey. Both will have a longer prime than Mookie. I’d be willing to be 4-5 years into that dodger contract it’ll start looking real iffy. His injuries will likely shorten his prime sooner rather than later.
I’m still upset about this, I also haven’t accepted Verdugo yet because he just reminds me of the pain
Nolan Arenado. Still sad to not see him in a Rockies uniform. However, the Rockies suck, so I bought a Cardinals Arenado shirt lol.
Lifelong Cardinals fan now in Colorado, and I picked up an Arenado Rockies shirsey recently 😂. Everyone loves the guy.
Ha, that’s awesome. Welcome to Colorado!
Thank you! Been here since September. Great place.
So you never truly loved the Rockies.
Welcome to Cardinal Nation. As someone who has followed Nolan since 2013 I was elated to have him join my beloved Redbirds. I've always been a fan of power hitting 3rd basemen so Nolan was the guy to follow. I felt the same way when Rolen came here. Now let's get him the ring he deserves.
I really hope he gets a ring with you all. Was always sad to see how the Rockies did each year knowing he was wasting his talents here.
Nick madrigal fuck the cubs…… sorry op lol
Lol I was going to say the same
This was mine as well. Topps Holiday was weird. Then Stadium Club chrome had an auto with the White Sox and a base card with the Cubs.
GRIFFEY in reds!!! Ugh
Losing Hudson, Mulder, and Zito, the Big 3, from the A’s
How do you not win a WS when you’re almost guaranteed 7 innings of shutout baseball 3/5 games
As a braves fan I really liked seeing Hudson in an atl Jersey.
He was my fave of the 3, so clutch
Josh Donaldson once he left the Jays :(
I don’t like that and I’m not even a jays fan
Oh, man, Machado for me.
Same as you
Rough one for us
Robinson Cano for sure
Elvis Andrus. Seeing him in an A’s uniform is disgusting.
You’d want the As to still have him?
Same. I picked up his auto on a Phillies helmet and it just looks weird.
Former Rangers fan. I'm the span of about two years, my three favorite players, Ruben Sierra, Rafael Palmiero and Julio Franco were traded and replaced by my two least favorite players in the league will clark and jose canseco.
It was more seeing those guys in Texas uniforms that hurt
Does Freddie Freeman count? I’m not sure we are going to keep him.
Freddie in a Dodgers uniform was going to be mine...
Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole
That one hurts, but it was a wise move for the team.
Every high-quality ballplayer from the A’s
Edit: after club control
Cubs fan as well. Pulled both Bryant and Rizzo today and it was brutal. I also have a hatred for the Yankees which makes the Rizzo even worse
I live in Detroit right by Comerica and am somewhat of a Tigers fan by family. I’ll send Javy your love.
Dang, that must be a perfect scenario for you. If he can’t be on the Cubbies, at least he’s right by you! I’m glad he’s not on a team that I dislike, so I’ll be able to root for him this year
Tom glavine from the Braves to the Mets.
Kenny Lofton in a Braves uni
Bryant/Baez/Schwarber. Rizzo was sad that he was gone, but the Yankees are my AL team so that softened the blow. Seeing that team dismantled was devastating.
Hated losing beltre to Texas. Watching seager go brought that all back
Hurts bad man. At least there’s talk about them offering him after the lockout
Verlander and Scherzer
The Boom Stick from the Twins to the Rays. Got a great haul for him though.
Manny going to Boston made me cry. David Justice being traded to New York made me rage…still not over it
Scherzer and Turner
pretty sure he wasnt traded but Billy Hamilton
The DeCubbing basically the last straw for me and pro sports. Jordan in a Washington jersey was odd, but at least he gave us a decade of wins.
As a native Nebraskan I already hated the Ricketts family because of Pete. Then Tom went and did this shit.
Andrew McCutchen in a Phillies uniform. What kind of bizarro parallel universe nonsense is that?
Joey Gallo. Seemed to genuinely love being a Ranger. After he left they became the Texas Strangers
Mussina to the yanks was a real kick in the Dick!
I see your Cubs Lester, for my RedSox Lester. Completely ownerships fault for lowballing him on the contract. Loved watching him pitch, one of the Sox best post season pitchers ever. That one still bothers me.
Vladdy Sr in 2004
ian kinsler, michael young, elvis andrus
Kíke Hernandez and Joc Pederson most recently.
Ask me again after Seager gets a Rangers card.
Alternatively, I loved seeing Machado in a Padres uniform
Andrew benintendi and it’s not close
Kike Hernandez and to be in a Red Sox uniform :( sigh. He's one of my favorite players. That said, I love have Pujols and Betts on my Dodgers.
Lindor in a Mets uniform..
Cutch. Still want him back in the burgh
Not my favorite team but seeing Arenado not in Rockies purple was weird as heck
Same for me, rough to see these cubs in different uniforms.
Ken Griffey Jr
The wound is still fresh. Blue Jay fan…Marcus Semien. Oh Marcus…how could you?
Griffey to Reds, nothing else compares
Jake Peavy even though his career dipped after he left the Padres
Paul Goldschmidt for me
Curtis Granderson as a Detroit fan
Yeah that was terrible
Ken griffey jr!
Haven't seen it yet but it's coming Corey Seager in a Texas ranger uniform
Rizzo for sure! Still breaks my heart!
I haven't seen it yet, but the pain is coming...Noah Syndergaard. Not a trade, but still.
Chase Utley as a dodger. Or Chooch as a Dodger or Mariners
Anthony Rizzo as a Yankee. Ugh
Andrew McCutchen after he did so much for the Pirates...and they screwed him over. Any other uni really.
Ken Griffey Junior will always be a Mariner. So will Ichiro.
You mean the famous Red and Marlin?
Don’t forget Yankee lol
Any Blue Jay leaving Toronto for the Yankees (Burnett, wells) hurts, but doc was the best. Still makes me sad seeing him in a Phillies uni.
He was the first athlete/celebrity death that affected me and I have no idea why. I’m nowhere near a fan of the Phillies or Blue Jays.
I got to see him pitch live 25 or 30 times. Such a privilege
Same as a Cubs fan.
Support group meets on Thursday’s
As a Braves fan:
Cubs fan here too and rizzo hit me today. First pack I opened. I keep telling myself it’s a bad dream.
Not baseball, but hockey. Fuck John Tavares. Fucker broke my heart worse than my ex wife.
who would’ve thought we needed a 2b for the future instead of an extra closer
It was Nomar for me. I knew it was for the best and it helped the Sox win a championship that season, but it still hurt. He was unbelievable from 97-03 before the injuries took their toll. Just a shame they couldn’t win one with him on the field.
Longoria I still miss him
Adam Duvall and Todd Frazier really hurt, 2 fan favorites for the Reds, at least we got something back for Duvall in Lucas Sims though, going through the same pain with Wade Miley and inevitably Castellanos, even though neither were traded.
Definitely Willy Adames.
Lol. Where to start.
Smoltz on the Red Sox. McCann on the Yankees. Maddux HOF hat decision.
Darryl Strawberry. Don't remember if he was traded or left in FA to join the Dodgers (from my Mets)
Cecil Fielder to the Yankees
Not necessarily trades but seeing Bautista, Encarnacion and Donaldson not in Jays jerseys hurt me to my core. JB19 was the worst one for me
Andrew McCutchen still looks gross in any uniforms other than a Pirates
Curtis Granderson from the Tigers to the Mets
Nelson Cruz in anything other than a Rangers jersey will always hurt my soul 😭
Francisco Lindor, Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez.
Thats not getting into the free agents.
Kolten Wong. He was just starting to get good with The Cards (#bleedred) and then he went and signed with the Brewers. Never left the division but when he came back, there were tears at home plate. I still remember one random walk-off he had against the cubs and he ended up chucking his helmet across the field