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1975 Topps Set Card 75/660 – #23 – Bill Russell, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 75/660 – #23 – Bill Russell, Dodgers

Progress: 75/660

Player Name:  Bill Russell

Card Number:  23

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1969-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Limited to just 86 games played in 1975, Russell hit just .206.  He missed half of the season due to injuries, including one to his shoulder.

Notes From Career:  Russell was a member of the Dodgers’ longest running infield during  the 1970’s.  He is a career .263 hitter with 1,926 career hits.  Russell was a 3-time All-Star and retired with a .961 fielding percentage.  He was a member of the 1981 World Series winning Dodgers.

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TTM Success: Bill Russell!!!

No, not that Bill Russell, this Bill Russell…

I got these cards back in the mail 112 days after sending them out and now I am half-way done collecting the autographs from one of the greatest infields of any era in professional baseball.  Ron Cey was the first, and now Bill Russell signs for me too!!

Bill Russell bleeds ‘Dodger Blue’, and he was an anchor at shortstop for many of the successful Dodger teams of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. 

An 18-year veteran, Russell suited up for just one team during his playing days.  He made 4 trips to the World Series with them, in 1974, 1977, 1978, and then finally winning a title in 1981.  He was a 3-time All-star due to his solid all-around play that included speed on the base paths, solid hitting, and excellent defense.

GCRL would be proud!!

Thank you for signing my cards Mr. Russell!!!

11 More TTM Requests Are In The Mail!!!

I told you I was serious…

It took me a little time to get organized, but now that I am, I will be going on another autograph through the mail request spree!!!

For this round, I am hitting up a few guys for a second time but also going after many new ones too.

I just got home from dropping these off at the post office:

The players:  Steve Avery, Fernando Valenzuela, Kelly Gruber, Jeff Kent, Don Mattingly, Bill Russell, Lee Smith, Don Zimmer, Bobby Thomson, Ron Cey, and Jeff Reardon.

And like always, I will share each and every success and failure with you as they are returned back to me.

And if all goes according to plan, I should be able to put together another round of mail after I attend a baseball card show this weekend and scoop up some more cards.

Wish me luck!!!!