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1975 Topps Set Card 76/660 – #627 – Tom Walker, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 76/660 – #627 – Tom Walker, Expos

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Player Name:  Tom Walker

Card Number:  627

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1972-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  While pictured as a member of the Montreal Expos on his 1975 Topps baseball card, Tom Walker was a member of the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 season.  For the Tigers, Walker pitched in 36 games.  He went 3-8 and compiled a 4.45 ERA for the club in 115 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Walker pitched for four different teams during his 6-year major league career.  He pitched in a total of 191 games, with 17 starts.  Walker compiled a win-loss record of 18-23 with 2 complete games.  In 414 innings of work, Walker amassed an ERA of 3.87 with 262 strikeouts and 142 walks allowed.

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1975 Topps Set Card 73/660 – #313 – 1974 Leading Fireman

1975 Topps Set Card 73/660 – #313 – 1974 Leading Fireman

Progress: 73/660

Player Name: Terry Forster, Mike Marshall

Card Number:  313

Team:  Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

Image Style: Posed Portrait

How they got there:

The ‘Fireman’ stat took two things into account: Saves and Wins.  When combined and then sorted by the largest amount in each league, the leaders at the conclusion of the 1974 baseball season was Terry Forster of the Chicago White Sox in the American League and Mike Marshall of the Dodgers in the National League.

Forster had 24 saves and 7 wins in the 1974, giving him 31 total points.  Marshall was a few steps ahead with 21 saves and 15 wins, good for 36 points.

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1975 Topps Set Card 72/660 – #10 – Willie Davis, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 72/660 – #10 – Willie Davis, Expos

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Player Name:  Willie Davis

Card Number:  10

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1960-76, 1979

Notes From His 1975 Season:  While featured as a member of the Expos on his 1975 Topps baseball card, Willie Davis played for the Rangers and Cardinals during the ’75 season.  He played in a total of 140 games as he collected 144 hits en route to a .277 batting average.  Of his 144 hits, 27 were doubles and 11 were home runs.  Davis also stole 23 bases in 1975 while scoring 57 runs and driving in 67.

Notes From Career:  Davis had a fantastic big league career punctuated by 2 All-Star selections and 3 Gold Glove Awards.  He was a member of the 1963 and 1965 World Series championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers teams.  He had 2,561 career hits with 321 doubles, 110 triples, 154 home runs, and 335 stolen bases.

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Million Dollar Question – Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’

Million Dollar Question – Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’

I know where I stand on this, but I am eager to see where the readers of the blog are.

So, my question tonight is very simple:  Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’??

Allen & Ginter logo Gypsy queen logo

Sound off now.

1975 Topps Set Card 71/660 – #311 – 1974 Earned Run Average Leaders

1975 Topps Set Card 71/660 – #311 – 1974 Earned Run Average Leaders

Progress: 71/660

Player Name:  Jim Hunter, Buzz Capra

Card Number:  311

Team:  Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves

Image Style: Posed Portrait

How they got there:

Buzz Capra led all of major league baseball with a 2.281 ERA at the end of the 1974 baseball season.  He was followed in the NL by pitchers Phil Niekro, Jon Matlack, and Mike Marshall.  Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter paced the American League with a 2.488 ERA.

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1975 Topps Set Card 70/660 – #330 – Mike Marshall, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 70/660 – #330 – Mike Marshall, Dodgers

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Player Name:  Mike Marshall

Card Number:  330

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  In-Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1967, 1969-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  After leading the league in appearance in three straight seasons, Mike Marshall appeared in 58 games in 1975.  He compiled a 9-14 record with 18 saves.  In 109 innings of work, Marshall had a 3.20 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 39 walks.

Notes From Career:  Mike Marshall pitched in the big leagues for 14 seasons.  He was a relief pitcher who had a knack for getting into a lot of ballgames.  During his 14-year career, Marshall pitched in 724 games.  He led the league in appearances during four different seasons.  He has a lifetime record of 97-112 with 188 saves and an ERA of 31.4.  Marshall was a 2-time All-Star and the winner of the 1974 NL CY Young Award.  He played in the 1974 World Series, but ultimately lost to the Oakland Athletics.

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1975 Topps Set Card 69/660 – #394 – Larvell Blanks, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 69/660 – #394 – Larvell Blanks, Braves

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Player Name:  Larvell Blanks

Card Number:  394

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Infield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1972-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Blanks played in a career high 141 games in 1975.  He was primarily used as a shortstop during the year, but he also played 12 games at shortstop as well.  He connected for 110 while compiling a batting average of .234.

Notes From Career:  Banks’ put together a .253 lifetime batting average with 446 hits during his 9 season big league career.  Banks was a good defender and put together three consecutive seasons of scoring 40+ runs for the Braves and Indians between 1975-77.

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1975 Topps Set Card 68/660 – #286 – Mike Jorgensen, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 68/660 – #286 – Mike Jorgensen, Expos

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Player Name:  Mike Jorgensen

Card Number:  286

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  First Base, Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1968, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jorgensen had a solid season for the Expos in 1975.  He appeared in a career-high 144 games that season.  He connected for 116 en route to a .261 batting average.  Of his 144 hits, 18 were doubles and 18 were home runs.  He scored 58 runs and drove in 67.

Notes From Career:  Jorgensen enjoyed a 17-season career in the major leagues.  He played for six teams during that span while collecting 833 hits along the way.  Primarily used as a firstbaseman, he also spent time patrolling the outfield.  Jorgensen played with the Cardinals in the 1985 World Series, which they lost.  It was his lone appearance in the postseason.

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1975 Topps Set Card 67/660 – #278 – Paul Lindblad, A’s

1975 Topps Set Card 67/660 – #278 – Paul Lindblad, A’s

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Player Name:  Paul Lindblad

Card Number:  278

Team:  Oakland Athletics

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1965-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Lindblad appeared in 68 games for the A’s in 1975.  He put together a record of 9-1 with a solid 2.72 ERA in 122 innings of work.  Of the 499 batters that Lindblad faced, he struck out 58 while walking 43.
Notes From Career:  Paul Lindblad appeared in 655 regular season games during his career.  He finished with a 68-63 record with 64 saves and 1 shutout on his resume.  He appeared in the postseason three times during his playing days making it to the World Series twice.  And each appearance resulted in World Series wins – in 1973 with Oakland and in 1978 with the Yankees.

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66 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 10% Complete!!!

66 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 10% Complete!!!

Yep, it is time for a landmark post with ’30-YOC’.

After showing off card #66 in my set build of the 660-card 1975 Topps baseball card set, I am officially 10% done with my set build.

Do I still have a long journey ahead of me?  You better believe that I do.  But, I have also come a long way too.  It took me quite some time to finally decide that I wanted to make this set build a goal, and I am very happy with that decision thus far.  Not only have I picked up some incredible cards from this legendary Topps product, but I have also gotten back to learning a little more about the players that starred in the game from the year of my birth.

Cheers to 66 cards!  Cheers to 10%!

Ten percent of red color

Only 594 more cards to go!!!