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1974 Topps Oakland Athletics Team Card

1974 Topps Oakland Athletics Team Card

I am a big fan of the early 1970’s Oakland A’s team – from Reggie to Rollie to Rudi to Bando to Campaneris, I like that squad a lot.

And I really like how they dominated the early part of the decade.

I bought this card to see if I could find Reggie Jackson hiding among his teammates.

My eyesight is not what it used to be (getting old, I guess), but I believe that is Reggie in the first seat in Row one…

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Johnny Bench 1977 Topps Baseball Card

Johnny Bench 1977 Topps Baseball Card

Any time I can add some real ‘vintage’ stuff to my collection I try to.  And if the price tag of $0.99 is applied, I get a little giddy…

So of course I placed my bid, and I won!

For just $0.99 I picked up this 1977 Topps baseball card featuring Hall of Famer, Mr. Johnny Bench.

Here it is:

And while the picture on the card is nothing to brag about, not by a long shot, it is still a great addition to my collection of Bench cards.

Johnny Bench 1978 Topps

Johnny Bench 1978 Topps

Oh, Yeah!  Another classic, vintage Johnny Bench baseball card for the collection!

This one, from the 1978 Topps baseball card set, features a sweet Red, White, and Blue All-Star badge in the upper-right corner.  And while relatively small in stature, that badge can be interpreted as ‘This Guy Is A Bad-Ass Baseball Player’.

And of all of the great stats that Bench put up in 1978, my favorite is: 7.  Just 7 errors in 660 chances.  Solid, solid stuff right there!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #300 – Johnny Bench

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #300 – Johnny Bench

Often regarded as the greatest catcher of all-time, Johnny Bench displayed all of the traits of being a dominant baseball player and ultimate competitor.

Bench was : A 2-time MVP Award winner, A Rookie of the Year winner, A 10-time Gold Glove winner, A 14-time All-star, and a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine” that won back-to-back championships in 1975 & 76.

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #260 – Johnny Bench

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #260 – Johnny Bench

Often regarded as the greatest catcher of all-time, Johnny Bench displayed all of the traits of being a dominant baseball player and ultimate competitor.

Bench was : A 2-time MVP Award winner, A Rookie of the Year winner, A 10-time Gold Glove winner, A 14-time All-star, and a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine” that won back-to-back championships in 1975 & 76.

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1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #284– Ken Griffey

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #284– Ken Griffey

A 19-year veteran, Ken Griffey Sr. was an integral part of the Cincinnati Red’s ‘Big Red Machine’ during the mid-1970’s.  The first 9 years of his career were played with the Reds and Griffey became an All-star on their star-studded line-up 3 times.  During his time in Cincinnati, Griffey hit .300+ in 6 of his 9 seasons while also 80+ runs 5 times.  Ending his career with a very impressive .296 batting average, Griffey was also able to swipe 200 bases and score 1,129 runs. 

A 2-time World Series winner on the Reds teams of 1975 and 1976, Griffey won championship rings in each of the World Series contests he participated in.

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1974 Topps Johnny Bench

1974 Topps Johnny Bench

While shopping around on Ebay a week ago I ran into this card.  And surprisingly enough, the action was very light and I was able to scoop it up and bring it home for all under $5.

A true steal in my mind!!!

The card is nice;  I especially enjoy the photo!!  I am fairly certain that it is good old Wrigley Field in the background too…