‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #52
1972 Topps – Card #761 – AKA – ‘The Ron Cey Rookie Card’
Ben Oglivie – A 16-year veteran that was a solid contributor for the Red Sox, Tigers, and Brewers, Ben Oglivie had a nice career as a big league player. An outfielder that could play either in left or right, Oglivie solidified his role with his solid all-around play. Oglivie was a 3-time All-star. In his best season, 1980, he finished in 13th place for the MVP Award with his .304 batting average, 41 home runs, and 118 RBI.
Ron Cey – The ‘Penguin’ was as solid as they come during the 1970’s and into the 80’s. The anchor of the Dodgers star-studded line-up, Ron Cey did it all. A 6-time All-star, Cey finished his career with 1,868 hits, 316 home runs, and 1,139 RBI. He played in 4 World Series match-ups with the Dodgers, winning just one title in 1981. During the ’81 championship, Cey was named World Series MVP with his .350 batting average alongside 7 hits, 6 RBI, 3 runs scored, and 1 home run.
Bernie Williams – Williams played for 4 seasons in the majors. During that time he appeared in 102 games for the Giants and Padres. A utility outfielder, Williams spent time playing all three spots. Williams compiled a .192 batting average during his career while collecting 33 hits, scoring 23 runs, smacking 4 home runs, and striking out 53 times.