1980 Topps – ’1979 Highlights’ – Card #1

I was able to pick up this subset for a very low price.  It’s a 6-card set and it highlights some amazing accomplishments that occurred during the 1979 baseball season.

1980 Topps – ’1979 Highlights’ – Card #1

Headline – ‘Brock And Yaz Enter 3000-Hit Circle During The 1979 Campaign’

Text on the back - ‘Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals and Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox attained their 3000th career hits in 1979.  The retiring Brock finished with 3,023 lifetime safeties while Yaz’ total stands at 3,009 hits when he enters the 1980 season.’

30 years later – At the time, Brock and Yaz were the 14th and 15th players to reach the 3,000 hits milestone.  Today, this group boasts 27 members with Brock ranking at 23rd place with 3,023 and Yaz quite a bit further ahead at 6th place with 3,419 career hits.

2 great players, 1 amazing card!!!

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One response to “1980 Topps – ’1979 Highlights’ – Card #1

  1. Does this card hold any money value? I was given a bunch of cards and I am just trying to find out if any of them are valuable so I can put them away and keep them in good condition. Any information on the Topps cards would help. Also anything about having Pete Rose “before the scandal” cards would help also. Thank you.

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