Tony Gwynn 2012 Topps Archives – 1982 ‘In Action’ Design
All card collectors know 1983 as Tony Gwynn’s rookie season. He had three rookie cards issued by the top card companies in 1983 – Fleer, Donruss, and the ever-popular 1983 Topps.
But, Gwynn played in 1982. He actually appeared in a decent amount of games for the Padres that year – 54 to be exact.
And as a 22-year old rookie, he did fairly well. He hit .289 in those 54 contests and he collected the first 55 hits of his baseball career in that part-time season.
This card is from the 2012 Topps Archives set, and it features the 1982 Topps ‘In Action’ design.
Have a look:
I love the ‘In Action’ series from the 1982 Topps set. And this one does not fail at all. I just with that the photo was of a younger Tony Gwynn so it reminded me of the beginning of his playing days in the majors…