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1975 Topps Set Card 296/660 – #390 – Ron Cey, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 296/660 – #390 – Ron Cey, Dodgers

Progress: 296/660

Card Number:  390

Player Name:  Ron Cey

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  3rd Base

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1971-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Cey played in 158 games for the Dodgers in 1975.  He hit .283 with 160 hits for the team in 566 at-bats.  Of his 160 hits, Cey connected for 29 doubles and 25 home runs while scoring 72 times and driving in 101 runs.  Cey was selected as a National League All-Star in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Ron Cey is a career .261 hitter with 1,868 hits.  He has 328 doubles and 316 lifetime home runs.  He scored 977 runs during his 17 seasons in the majors, while also driving in 1,139.  Cey is a 6-time All-Star and was the MVP of the 1981 World Series.

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1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

Progress: 50/660

Card Number:  361

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager: Walter Alston

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The Dodgers finished in second place in the NL West with their 88-74 record. The offensive leaders of the club were Steve Garvey and Ron Cey with their 18 and 25 home runs.  The pitching leaders of the Dodgers were Andy Messersmith, Burt Hooton, and Don Sutton with their respective 19, 18, and 16 wins.

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Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 66 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!!

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

Happy Birthday Mr. Cey!!!

Ron Cey

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 65 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!!

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

A real friend of the fans, Mr. Cey has signed tons of autographs for his fans in lightning quick time.  In the past year alone, he has signed for me three times.  And each time, he delivers a beautiful signature and usually in less than 10 days time!!

Happy Birthday and Thank You Mr. Cey!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 64 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!! 

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

A real friend of the fans, Mr. Cey has signed tons of autographs for his fans in lightning quick time.  In the past year alone, he has signed for me three times.  And each time, he delivers a beautiful signature and usually in less than 10 days time!!

Happy Birthday and Thank You Mr. Cey!!!

Ron Cey 2001 Topps Archives

Ron Cey 2001 Topps Archives

I cannot get enough of these ‘Archives’.  It is a shame that the set was so short-lived.

This time around I grabbed a Ron Cey card – and it features the 1972 Topps design that was on his rookie baseball card.

Cey is one of very few players that I know of that actually has two rookie cards, issued in two consecutive seasons, by the same company.

Cey’s first card was issued in 1972, but he had another rookie card issued in 1973.  The ’73 is by far the more popular and collected card, but that may be due to the fact that he shares space with a certain Hall of Famer named Michael Jack Schmidt!!

Have a look at this beauty that shows off the ’72 design:

Did You Know…

The first team to field four players to hit thirty home runs in the same season was the 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers.

In ’77 Steve Garvey hit 33 home runs, with Reggie Smith hitting 32 and both Ron Cey and Dusty Baker crushing 30.

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 63 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!! 

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

A real friend of the fans, Mr. Cey has signed tons of autographs for his fans in lightning quick time.  In the past year alone, he has signed for me three times.  And each time, he delivers a beautiful signature and usually in less than 10 days time!!

Happy Birthday and Thank You Mr. Cey!!!

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!!!

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #52

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #52

1972 Topps – Card #761 – AKA – ‘The Ron Cey Rookie Card’

Ben Oglivie – A 16-year veteran that was a solid contributor for the Red Sox, Tigers, and Brewers, Ben Oglivie had a nice career as a big league player.  An outfielder that could play either in left or right, Oglivie solidified his role with his solid all-around play.  Oglivie was a 3-time All-star.  In his best season, 1980, he finished in 13th place for the MVP Award with his .304 batting average, 41 home runs, and 118 RBI.

Ron Cey – The ‘Penguin’ was as solid as they come during the 1970’s and into the 80’s.  The anchor of the Dodgers star-studded line-up, Ron Cey did it all.  A 6-time All-star, Cey finished his career with 1,868 hits, 316 home runs, and 1,139 RBI.  He played in 4 World Series match-ups with the Dodgers, winning just one title in 1981.  During the ’81 championship, Cey was named World Series MVP with his .350 batting average alongside 7 hits, 6 RBI, 3 runs scored, and 1 home run.  

Bernie Williams – Williams played for 4 seasons in the majors.  During that time he appeared in 102 games for the Giants and Padres.   A utility outfielder, Williams spent time playing all three spots.  Williams compiled a .192 batting average during his career while collecting 33 hits, scoring 23 runs, smacking 4 home runs, and striking out 53 times.