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Card #300 In My 1975 Topps Set Build Is Reason To Celebrate!!!

Card #300 In My 1975 Topps Set Build Is Reason To Celebrate!!!

Sure, it may not be a landmark percentage of the set, but 300 is a very nice, round number and one that I am excited about reaching.

Card #300 was reached yesterday in my build, and not only was it the 300th card that I have picked up for my 1975 Topps set build, but it was also card #300 from the set – literally, it was the Reggie Jackson card!

And yes, I kind of held onto that one for a few weeks just so I could squeeze it in this way and make it a tad more memorable.

Cheers to #300.

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I am ready for the next milestone to come my way.

 

1975 Topps Set Card 283/660 – #413 – Marty Pattin, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 283/660 – #413 – Marty Pattin, Royals

Progress: 283/660

Card Number: 413

Player Name: Marty Pattin

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 13 seasons, 1968-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Marty Pattin appeared in 44 games for the Royals in 1975, including making 15 starts for the team.  He compiled a record of 10-10 while throwing 4 complete games including 1 shutout while also recording 5 saves.  He worked 177 innings during the season while allowing 173 hits and 77 runs en route to a 3.25 ERA.

Notes From Career:  Pattin has a career record of 114-109 with 25 saves over 13 seasons.  He is a 1-time All-Star with 64 complete games and 14 shutouts to his credit.  Pattin struck out 1,179 batters while walking 603 in 2,038 innings of work.  He has a career ERA of 3.62

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1975 Topps Set Card 268/660 – #604 – Oscar Zamora, Cubs

1975 Topps Set Card 268/660 – #604 – Oscar Zamora, Cubs

Progress: 268/660

Card Number:  604

Player Name:  Oscar Zamora

Team:  Chicago Cubs

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 seasons, 1974-76, 1978

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Zamora appeared in 52 games for the Cubs in 1975.  He compiled a record of 5-2 with an ERA of 5.07 in those games.  Zamora worked in 71 innings, allowing 84 hits and 42 runs while striking out 28 and walking 15.

Notes From Career:  Zamora ended his major league career with a 13-14 record over 158 games played.  He worked in 224 total innings, allowing 256 hits and 121 runs en route to a career ERA of 4.53.  In those 224 innings, Zamora gave up 256 hits and 121 runs.

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265 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 40% Complete!!!

265 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 40% Complete!!!

Just taking a quick moment to stand and celebrate the fact that I have now completed 40% of the 1975 Topps baseball card set.

I have officially obtained 265 different cards in the set, giving me an even 40%.

 

40%

 

 

The stack of unused cards on my desk confirms that the growth of my set will continue, and as the days and weeks pass, I will get closer and closer to being at the 50% mark – 330 cards.

But, for now, it is time to celebrate 40% – Hip Hip, Hooray!  Hip Hip, Hooray! Hip Hip, Hooray!

The ride has been a blast thus far.  Let’s keep it going!!

1975 Topps Set Card 251/660 – #227 – Bob Watson, Astros

1975 Topps Set Card 251/660 – #227 – Bob Watson, Astros

Progress: 251/660

Card Number:  227

Player Name:  Bob Watson

Team:  Houston Astros

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1966-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Watson hit .324 in 132 games for the Houston Astros in 1975.  He was chosen as an All-Star that year, and put together a solid offensive season.  Watson connected for 157 hits including 27 doubles and 18 home runs.  He scored 67 runs for the club and also drove in 85.  Best of all, Watson struck out just 50 times in 533 plate appearances.

Notes From Career:  Bob Watson is a 2-time All-Star with a tremendous baseball resume.  He is a lifetime .295 hitter with 1,826 hits in 1,832 games played.  Watson connected for 307 doubles during his career and 184 home runs.  He scored 802 runs during his playing days and was responsible for driving in 989 runs.

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Another Milestone In My 1975 Topps Set Build – Card #200!!!

Another Milestone In My 1975 Topps Set Build – Card #200!!!

Yes, I know that I just bragged and boasted a few days ago about reaching the 30% mark on my set build, but I cannot help that 198 and 200 are so close together.

So, I prefer to pump my arms, puff out my chest, and show it off – 200 CARDS!!!

Yeah baby, and card #200 was a sweet one – the base card of Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan!!

I am so happy to have made it this far with my pursuit.  And the very large stack of cards I have on my desk along with the saved drafts in my blog’s post ‘bucket’ ensures that the journey will continue at a rampant pace.

I’m on my way to #660.   But for now, let’s celebrate #200.

Number 200

198 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 30% Complete!!!

198 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 30% Complete!!!

Yeah buddy, another collecting milestone has been achieved.  With the 198th card obtained for my 1975 Topps set build, I have reached the 30% milestone.

It has been a lot of fun, and I have a very nicely sized stack in my possession that ensures that the build will continue.  And I have also been watching a few of the high-end cards from the set too – maybe I will be able to bring one of two of them home soon as well.

Three cheers for Card #198.  Three cheers for hitting 30%!!!

30 percent sign

 

1975 Topps Set Card 184/660 – #124 – Jerry Reuss, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 184/660 – #124 – Jerry Reuss, Pirates

Progress: 184/660

Player Name:  Jerry Reuss

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  22 seasons, 1969-90

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Jerry Reuss appeared in 32 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He compiled a record of 18-11 for the ‘Bucs’ with 15 complete games and 6 shutouts.  In 237 innings of work, Reuss allowed 224 hits and 73 runs en route to an ERA of 2.54.  He also struck out 131 batters in ’75 while walking 78.

Notes From Career:  Jerry Reuss suited up for 9 different teams during his 22-season career.  He was a 2-time All-Star and finished his playing days with a record of 220-191 and 11 saves.  Reuss has a lifetime ERA of 3.64 with 1,907 strikeouts to his credit.  Jerry Reuss was a member of the 1981 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1975 Topps Set Card 176/660 – #442 – Maximino Leon, Atlanta Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 176/660 – #442 – Maximino Leon, Atlanta Braves

Progress: 176/660

Player Name:  Maximino Leon

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1973-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Max Leon appeared in 50 games for the Braves in 1975.  Making just one start, Leon was primarily used as a relief pitcher.  In 50 games, he posted a record of 2-1 with 6 saves and an ERA of 4.13.  Leon threw 85 innings during the ’75 season while striking out 53 and walking 33.

Notes From Career:  Max Leon appeared in 162 games during his six season career.  He compiled a record of 14-18 with 13 saves.  In 310 innings of work, Leon allowed 315 hits and 153 runs alongside a lifetime ERA of 3.71.  In those 310 innings, Leon struck out 170 batters while also walking 100.

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1975 Topps Set Card 170/660 – #42 – Joe Coleman, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 170/660 – #42 – Joe Coleman, Tigers

Progress: 170/660

Player Name:  Joe Coleman

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1965-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Joe Coleman started 31 games for the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 baseball season.  He posted a record of 10-18 with 6 complete games and 1 shutout.  He had an ERA of 5.55 on the year which included giving up 234 hits and 137 runs in 201 innings of work.  Coleman also struck out 125 batters while walking 85 during the campaign.  He led the AL in wild pitches with 15.

Notes From Career:  Joe Coleman is a former All-Star pitcher that played for 7 different teams during his 15-season career.  He had a record of 142-135 with 7 saves during that time while also posting a career ERA of 3.70.  Coleman pitched in 2569 innings during his big league career while giving up 2,416 hits and 1,202 runs while striking out 1,728 batters.

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