1980 Topps – ‘1979 Highlights’ – Card #2

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 – ‘Willie McCovey’s 512th homer sets new mark for NL lefties’

Text on the back – Pittsburgh, June 9, 1979 0 Giants’ Willie McCovey tonight belted a 3-run Pinch-Homer to highlight Giants’ 6-2 win over Pirates.  The wallop was the 512th of McCovey’s career, setting a new NL mark for lefties.  The record of 511 homers was held by Mel Ott.

30 years later – With 521 career home runs to his credit, McCovey ranks in 7th place on the all-time home run list for left-handed batters.

One response to “1980 Topps – ‘1979 Highlights’ – Card #2

  1. I think the catcher in the photo appears to be a San Diego Padre and the background does not appear to be Three Rivers Stadium.,

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