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1975 Topps Set Card 250/660 – #55 – Bobby Bonds, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 250/660 – #55 – Bobby Bonds, Yankees

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Player Name:  Bobby Bonds

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1968-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bobby Bonds played in 145 games for the New York Yankees over the course of the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .270 with the club, connecting for 143 hits.  Of his 143 hits, bonds delivered 26 doubles, 3 triples, 32 home runs, and 82 singles.  He also stole 30 bases for the team en route to scoring 93 runs.

Notes From Career:  Bobby Bonds is a 3-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove Award winner.  He concluded his 14-year major league career with 302 doubles, 332 home runs, 461 stolen bases, 1,024 RBI, 1,258 runs scored, and 1,886 hits.  Bonds is one of just eight players in major league history to collect 300 steals and 300 home runs during their career.


“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #9

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #9

Andre Dawson – 1977 Topps – #473

No player better personified the title of ‘5-tool Player’ in the 1970’s than Andre Dawson.  Hitting for average, hitting for power, base running skills, defensive ability and arm strength are all areas of the game of baseball that Andre Dawson has been linked to over the course of his 21 seasons in the big leagues.  Had it not been for his first 11 seasons being played in Montreal, we have no idea how much larger of a star Dawson could have become.  As a rookie in 1977, Dawson won the league’s ROY award in which he hit .282 with 19 home runs and 22 stolen bases.  For his career, Dawson accumulated 2,774 hits with a .279 batting average.  He also managed to blast 438 home runs, steal 314 bases, score 1,373 runs, and drive in 1,591 runs.  In Dawson’s best season as a pro in 1987, he won the league’s MVP award when he hit .287 with 49 home runs and tallied 137 RBI.  After winning this award, Dawson was the first player in the history of professional baseball to win the MVP while playing for a last place team.

By the end of his career, Dawson landed in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times while winning the award once and finishing in second place 2 more times.  He was an 8-time All-star, 8-time Gold Glove winner and 4-time Silver Slugger winner.