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1975 Topps Set Card 247/660 – #608 – Gene Michael, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 247/660 – #608 – Gene Michael, Yankees

Progress: 247/660

Player Name:  Gene Michael

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Shortstop, 2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Fielding

Years In The Major Leagues:  10 seasons, 1966-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Gene Michael played in 56 games for the Detroit Tigers during the course of the 1975 baseball season.  He hit just .214 on the year, going 31 for 145.  Of his 31 hits, Michael connected for 2 doubles, 3 home runs, and 26 singles.  He scored 15 runs for the Tigers in ’75 while also driving in 13.

Notes From Career:  Gene Michael played for four different clubs during his 10-yer MLB career.  A lifetime .229 hitter with 642 hits on his resume, Michael was a solid middle infielder, spending a majority of his time at shortstop.  Michael has 226 RBI for his career and he also scored 249 runs.  He never appeared in the postseason during his 1-year big league career.


1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

Progress: 245/660

Player Name:  Bruce Ellingsen

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitching

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  1 season, 1974

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

Notes From Career:  Bruce Ellingsen’s big league career lasted just one season – 1974.  He appeared in 16 games for the Indians, amassing a record of 1-1.  He pitched in 42 innings, and amassed an ERA of 3.21 by allowing 45 hits and 21 runs.


Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Base

Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Base

I purposely have not gone after a lot of cards from the 2013 Panini Triple Play set because I find them to be heavy on the childish side.

But, during a recent shopping spree for cards of Andrew McCutchen on Sportlots.com, the seller I was buying from had two cards of ‘Cutch’ so I grabbed them.

Prior to this, I have only picked up cards of Giancarlo Stanton from the set.

So, the cards of McCutchen were bought ‘on the blind’.  And while still childish, I am happy with the purchase.

Here is the card:



Kind of neat.

I’m going to show it to my boys and see what they think.  At 6 and 8, they may be better judges when it comes to the ‘Wow Factor’.

1975 Topps Set Card 244/660 – #443 – Minnesota Twins Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 244/660 – #443 – Minnesota Twins Team Card

Progress: 244/660

Card Number:  443

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Manager: Frank Quilici

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The 1975 Minnesota Twins completed the season with a 76-83 record, finishing in 4th place in the AL West.  The team scored 724 runs over the course of the season, and allowed 736.  Offensively, the team was led by Rod Carew who led the team in hits, batting, RBI, runs scored, and stolen bases.  From the pitching side, the team had three pitchers capture between 14-16 win a piece for the club.


1975 Topps Set Card 242/660 – #49 – Larry Dierker, Astros

1975 Topps Set Card 242/660 – #49 – Larry Dierker, Astros

Progress: 242/660

Player Name:  Larry Dierker

Team:  Houston Astros

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1964-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Larry Dierker started 34 games for the Houston Astros in 1975.  In those 34 starts, he compiled a record of 14-16 and a 4.00 ERA.  In 232 innings of work, Dierker gave up 225 hits and 109 runs while also striking out 127 batters and walking 91.

Notes From Career:  Larry Dierker was a 2-time All-Star during his 14-year big league career.  He has a lifetime record of 139-123, and had a personal best 20-wins in 1969.  Dierker threw 106 complete games during his career, including 25 shutouts.  He has a career ERA of 3.31 as he allowed 948 runs in 2,333 innings of work.


Manny Machado 2014 Bowman Platinum

Manny Machado 2014 Bowman Platinum

I picked up this card of Manny Machado for just $0.18 on Sportlots two weeks ago when shopping for modern cards from the new 2014 Bowman Platinum release.

The set is really starting to grow on me and may take the crown as the ‘Best Looking Baseball Card Product of 2014′.

I picked up a decent stack of cards from the set for my PC’s and Marlins team set, and all look just as good as this!




1975 Topps Set Card 239/660 – #29 – Dave Parker, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 239/660 – #29 – Dave Parker, Pirates

Progress: 239/660

Player Name:  Dave Parker

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1973-91

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Parker played in 148 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He hit .308 for the club with 172 hits in 558 at-bats.  Of his 172 hits, Parker connected for 35 doubles, 10 triples, and 25 home runs.  He also scored 75 runs for the team while driving in 101.

Notes From Career:  With a career batting average of .290, Parker eclipsed the .300+ mark 6 times. As consistently good as anyone in the game, Parker finished in the Top 16 for the MVP award 8 times, while capturing the title in 1978. His numbers in ’78 were pretty awesome – .334/30/117.  His approach garnered 7 All-star appearances and 3 Gold Glove awards. ‘Big Dave’ competed in 3 World Series match-ups, and won 2 titles – 1 in 1979 with the Pirates, and 1 ten years later in 1989 with the Oakland A’s.