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1975 Topps Set Card 224/660 – #623 – Rookie Infielders w/Garner, Hernandez, Sheldon, Veryzer

1975 Topps Set Card 224/660 – #623 – Rookie Infielders w/Garner, Hernandez, Sheldon, Veryzer

Progress: 224/660

Player Name:  Phil Garner, Keith Hernandez, Bob Sheldon, Tom Veryzer

Card Number:  623

Team:  Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers

Position:  Infielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Phil Garner – Garner played in 160 games for the A’s in 1975.  He hit .246 with 120 hits in 488 at-bats.  Garner drove in 54 runs while scoring 46 times.

Keith Hernandez – Hernandez played in just 64 games during his 1975 season.  He connected for 47 hits in those 64 games, good for a .250 batting average.  Of his 47 hits, Hernandez had 8 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, and 33 singles.

Bob Sheldon – Sheldon hit .287 in 53 games for the Brewers in 1975.  He connected for 52 hits in those 53 games while also scoring 17 runs and driving in 14.

Tom Veryzer – Veryzer played in 128 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1975.  He hit .252 with 102 hits in 404 at-bats for the team.  Veryzer had a career high 48 RBI during his rookie campaign while also scoring 37 runs for the club.

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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #20

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1975 Topps – Card #623 – AKA – ‘The Keith Hernandez Rookie Card’

Phil Garner – Garner enjoyed a full, 16-year career as he played for 5 different teams.  A 3-time All-star, and member of the 1979 World Champion Orioles, Garner tallied 1,594 career hits including 109 home runs, 738 RBI, and 225 stolen bases.

Keith Hernandez – One of the most underrated players from his era, Keith Hernandez enjoyed a wonderful major league career.  Climaxing with the 1979 MVP Award, Hernandez was a 5-time All-star, 11-time Gold Glove Award winner, 2-time Silver Slugger winner, and a 2-time World Series champion.  Hernandez finished his stellar career with 2,182 hits, 162 home runs, 1,070 RBI, and 1,124 runs scored.  

Bob Sheldon – Sheldon’s career spanned 3 seasons and just 94 games.  Primarily used as a designated hitter, Sheldon failed to impress his managers with his offensive skills and was quickly out of baseball.  In 94 games, Sheldon managed to amass 67 career hits with 17 RBI, 30 runs scored, and a .256 batting average.

Tom Veryzer – Veryzer played shortstop for 4 big league clubs over the span of 12 years.  A fair hitter without a glaring offensive skill, Veryzer became a nice, serviceable player that remained in the big leagues due to his solid play on defense.