Daily Archives: April 25, 2014

1975 Topps Set Card 83/660 – #566 – Ray Burris, Cubs

1975 Topps Set Card 83/660 – #566 – Ray Burris, Cubs

Progress: 83/660

Player Name:  Ray Burris

Card Number:  566

Team:  Chicago Cubs

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1973-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Burris had a career high in wins in 1975 with 15.  He started 35 games for the Cubs while amassing 15 wins and 10 losses.  He threw 238 innings during the course of the season while allowing 259 hits.  He had an ERA of 4.12 while striking out 108 batters and walking 73.

Notes From Career:  Burris finished his 15-year career with a 108-134 record.  He appeared in 480 games, making 302 starts.  Burris threw 47 complete games including 10 shutouts.  He had a career ERA of 4.17 with 1,065 strikeouts.  Burris appeared in just one playoff series during his career – in 1981 with the Montreal Expos.

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Did You Know…

No player in major league history has connected for more home runs in the All-Star Game than Hall of Famer, Stan Musial.  Musial has belted six home runs during the mid-summer classic.

Stan Musial

Billy The Marlin 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mascot Mini Card

Billy The Marlin 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mascot Mini Card

This card came to my courtesy of a very generous blogger, Pat from ‘Hot Corner Cards’.  This is the second of what is a 2-post set as Pat sent me two excellent cards for my Marlins collection.

How do you not love mascots???

As the father of two young boys that are becoming fans of baseball, I can easily state that part of the enjoyment that they get from going to the games involves seeing ‘Billy The Marlin’ at the ballpark.

And I love the fact that Topps has found ways to incorporate mascots into their sets – at any level.

It’s a shame that I have not made grabbing more mascot cards a priority so my kids can enjoy them.  This sweet gift from Pat will motivate me to grab more cards of ‘Billy’ so my two boys can each have a few.

 

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Thanks again Pat.   You’ve motivated me to go out and grab a few more ‘Billys’ for my boys.