Following a trade that saw him go from New York to Seattle, Jay Buhner established himself as an everyday player- and became one of the most popular figures in franchise history. If his powerful bat and rocket arm weren't enough to win over the fans, surely his unassuming nature and blue-collar ethic was. In Buhner, fans saw a man who was approachable, charitable and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is.
Speaking of telling it like it is... remember that Seinfeld episode ("The Caddy") when Frank Costanza told George Steinbrenner what he thought of the Buhner for Ken Phelps trade?
I was able to get the autographed Archives card of the Bone for only four bucks- making me feel quite Dick Balderson-esque.