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265 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 40% Complete!!!

265 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 40% Complete!!!

Just taking a quick moment to stand and celebrate the fact that I have now completed 40% of the 1975 Topps baseball card set.

I have officially obtained 265 different cards in the set, giving me an even 40%.

 

40%

 

 

The stack of unused cards on my desk confirms that the growth of my set will continue, and as the days and weeks pass, I will get closer and closer to being at the 50% mark – 330 cards.

But, for now, it is time to celebrate 40% – Hip Hip, Hooray!  Hip Hip, Hooray! Hip Hip, Hooray!

The ride has been a blast thus far.  Let’s keep it going!!

1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

Progress: 263/660

Card Number:  474

Player Name:  Luke Walker

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1965-66, 1968-74

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Luke Walker did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Luke Walker’s big league career spanned nine seasons and two teams, the Tigers and Pirates.  Walker appeared in 243 games during his career, making 100 starts.  He has a career record of 45-47 with 16 complete games, 7 shutouts, and 9 saves.  In 825 innings of work, Walker allowed 763 hits while giving up 375 runs and striking out 558 batters.  Walker is a member of the 1971 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1975 Topps Set Card 261/660 – #557 – Larry Gura, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 261/660 – #557 – Larry Gura, Yankees

Progress: 261/660

Card Number:  557

Player Name:  Larry Gura

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Larry Gura appeared in 24 games for the New York Yankees during the 1975 baseball season.  He compiled a record of 7-8 with 5 complete games at the conclusion of the year.  Gura pitched in 151 innings, giving up 173 hits and 65 runs.  He struck out just 65 batters in those 151 innings while walking 41.

Notes From Career:  Gura pitched in 403 games during his major league career.  He has a record of 126-97 with 71 complete games, 16 shutouts, and 14 saves.  Gura’s career ERA is 3.76 as he allowed 958 runs across 2,047 innings of work.  Gura was an All-Star during the 1980 baseball season and he has 3 Top 9 finishes for the Cy Young Award on his resume.

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1975 Topps Set Card 260/660 – #81 – Ron Reed, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 260/660 – #81 – Ron Reed, Braves

Progress: 260/660

Card Number:  81

Player Name:  Ron Reed

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1966-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ron Reed split time between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  In total, he started 34 games putting together a record of 13-13 with 8 complete games and 2 shutouts.  Reed pitched 250 innings in 1975, allowing 274 hits and 118 runs en route to a 3.52 ERA.

Notes From Career:  Ron Reed pitched in 751 games over the span of his 19-season major league career.  He was used both as a starting and relief pitcher over that time.  Reed has a career record of 146-140, with 55 complete games, 8 shutouts, and 103 saves.  In 2,477 innings of work, Reed allowed 1,084 runs while striking out 1,481 batters.  Reed was chosen as an NL All-Star in 1968.  He is a member of the 1980 World Series championship winning Philadelphia Phillies.

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1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

Progress: 259/660

Card Number:  120

Player Name:  Steve Busby

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1972-76, 1978-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Busby made 34 starts for the Royals in 1975.  He went 18-12 on the year with 18 complete games including 3 shutouts.  Busby worked 260 innings in ’75, allowing 233 hits and giving up 96 runs en route to a 3.08 ERA.  He was selected to his second All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Steve Busby is a 2-time All-Star pitcher for the American League.  He has a career record of 70-54 with a 3,72 ERA.  He was a 22-game winner in 1974, and was chosen for the American League All-Star team in 1974 and 1975.

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1975 Topps Set Card 257/660 – #123 – Johnny Briggs, Brewers

1975 Topps Set Card 257/660 – #123 – Johnny Briggs, Brewers

Progress: 257/660

Card Number:  123

Player Name:  Johnny Briggs

Team:  Milwaukee Brewers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1964-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was the final season in John Briggs’ major league career.  He played in 87 games for the Twins in ’75, hitting just .231 with 61 hits in 264 at-bats.  Briggs hit 7 home runs during the 1975 season while also driving in 39 runs and scoring 44 times.

Notes From Career:  Johnny Briggs 12-season major league career was punctuated by his 1,041 hits.  Of his hits, Briggs connected for 170 doubles, 43 triples, and 139 home runs.  He is a lifetime .253 hitter with 601 runs scored and 507 RBI in 1,366 games played.

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1975 Topps Set Card 256/660 – #170 – Bert Campaneris, A’s

1975 Topps Set Card 256/660 – #170 – Bert Campaneris, A’s

Progress: 256/660

Card Number:  170

Player Name:  Bert Campaneris

Team:  Oakland Athletics

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1964-81, 1983

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bert Camaneris played in 137 games for the Oakland A’s in 1975.  He hit .265 during the season, connecting for 135 hits in 509 at-bats.  Of his 135 hits, Campaneris amassed 15 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, and 113 singles.  He stole 24 bases in ’75 en route to scoring 69 runs.

Notes From Career:  Bert Campaneris is a 6-time All-Star with 3 World Series championship rings from his time as a member of the Oakland Athletics.  He is a lifetime .259 hitter and connected for 2,249 career hits in 2,329 games played.  Campaneris led the league in stolen bases a total of six times, and has amassed 649 career steals – good for 14th place on the all-time list.

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