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1983 Topps – 1982 Angels Team Leaders: Rod Carew & Mike Witt

1983 Topps – 1982 Angels Team Leaders: Rod Carew & Mike Witt

Man, I wish that Topps kept these ‘Team Leaders’ cards as part of their sets.  I would certainly have some more cards in many of my player collections!!  🙂

But, in the early 1980’s, these kind of cards were staples of the Topps base set.

And they often featured the most popular and best players of each squad.

Take the California Angels card from the 1983 set – featuring teammates Rod Carew and Mike Witt.

Here it is:

Carew paced the offense for the club with his .319 batting average.

And while not the best of his career, Witt led the way for the Angels with his 3.51 ERA.

1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #626 – Bret Saberhagen, Mike Witt, & Jack Morris

1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #626 – Bret Saberhagen, Mike Witt, & Jack Morris

“All Star Righties”

Bret Saberhagen, Mike Witt, and Jack Morris are three of the most dominant starting pitchers in the American League.  Each is the ace of his team’s pitching staff and all three were selected to the 1987 American League All-Star team.

After a disappointing 1986 season, Saberhagen reverted to his outstanding rookie form.  He won 18 games and hurled four shutouts.  He enjoyed a particularly impressive first half of the season, winning 15 games by mid-season.  He was the American League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star game.

Mike Witt won 16 games in 1987.  He has now was at least 15 games in the last four seasons.  On September 30, 1984, Mike became the 13th pitcher in baseball history to pitch a perfect game.

In 1987 Morris anchored the American League East Champion Detroit Tiger pitching staff.  He won 18 games and registered 208 strikeouts.  He has won more games in this decade than any pitcher in major league history.