Every year during the trade deadline, it seems like there's at least one shocking blockbuster that comes out of nowhere. They are already happening this year as well.
These trades not only involved major players, but they were ones no one saw coming, even with all the trade rumors that fly around.
Here are 40 of the most shocking deadline deals ever, noted in reverse chronological order. The trade could have been shocking either at the time or in hindsight to make the list. Also, the trade needs to take place in June or July, though I made two fairly obvious exceptions.