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1975 Topps Set Card 291/660 – #350 – Bobby Murcer, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 291/660 – #350 – Bobby Murcer, Giants

Progress: 291/660

Card Number:  350

Player Name: Bobby Murcer

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position: Outfield

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1965-66, 1969-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bobby Murcer played in 147 games for the Giants during his first season with the team in 1975.  He was selected as an NL All-Star in ’75 due to his .298 batting average with 91 RBI and 80 runs scored.  By the end of the season, Murcer accounted for 29 doubles and 11 home runs.

Notes From Career:  Bobby Murcer is a 5-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner.  He competed in 1,908 games during his career collecting 1,862 hits in the process.  Of his 1,862 hits, Murcer connected for 285 doubles, 45 triples, and 252 home runs.  He has a lifetime batting average of .277 with 972 runs scored and 1,043 RBI.

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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #31

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #31

1967 Topps – Card #93 – AKA – ‘The Bobby Murcer Rookie Card’

Stan Bahnsen – 16 seasons and 574 pitching appearances later, Stan Bahnsen had a nice career in which he suited up for 6 teams.  Bahnsen finished his playing days with a 145-149 record with 20 saves.  He has a career ERA of 3.60 and struck out a total of 1,359 batters.  Bahnsen won the Rookie of the Year award in 1968 when he went 17-12 while throwing 10 complete games and compiling a very low 2.05 ERA. 

Bobby Murcer – A 5-time All-star, Bobby Murcer enjoyed 17 seasons in the big leagues in which he played for three of the sport’s most historic franchises – Yankees, Cubs, and Giants.  During the early 1970’s Murcer enjoyed great success as a Yankee and finished in the Top 9 for the league MVP award in three straight seasons.  Murcer has a career .277 batting average along with his 1,862 hits.  Murcer crushed 252 home runs, while also capturing 127 stolen bases and scoring 972 runs.

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Bobby Murcer

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer’s 17-year career consisted of 2 stints with the New York Yankees totalling 12 1/2 seasons.

His Best seasons were from 1971-1973.  During those 3 seasons, Murcer finished in the Top 9 for the MVP award in each year and was a hitting machine for the Yankees.  In ’71 Murcer hit .331 while crushing 25 homers and driving in 94 runs.  In ’72 he batted .292 while hitting 33 home runs and driving in 96.  And then in ’73 Murcer hit .304 while blasting 22 homers and driving in 95 runners.

I would say that those impressive numbers qualify Bobby Murcer for a set with the word ‘Super’ in the title. 

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