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1975 Topps Set Card 153/660 – #149 – Tim Foli, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 153/660 – #149 – Tim Foli, Expos

Progress: 153/660

Player Name:  Tim Foli

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Tim Foli appeared in 152 games for the Montreal Expos in 1975.  He hit .238 with 136 hits in 572 at-bats.  Of his 136 hits, Foli connected for 25 doubles, 2 triples, and a home runs.  He also scored 64 runs for the club while driving in 29.

Notes From Career:  Foli played for six different teams over the course of his playing days.  He is a lifetime .251 hitter with 241 doubles and 25 home runs to his credit.  Foli scored 576 runs during his playing days while also driving in 501 runs.  He was a member of the 1979 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Tim Foli

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Tim Foli

I finally got around to grabbing a few of these cards after I declared that I wanted to collect this subset just a little less than a month ago.

Tim Foli was the #1 draft pick of the New York Mets in 1968.

Foli enjoyed a 16-year career in the majors, yet he never quite lived up to the elite status of being the 1st player chosen in the annual baseball draft.  A lifetime .251 hitter with 1,515 career hits, Foli’s career highlight was winning the World Series in 1979 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Never an All-star.  No individual awards won at the big league level.  And hardly worth the 1st pick in the draft.

85T Foli

Overall ranking – 2 out of 10.  Points earned for eclipsing the 1,500 career hits mark and for being the member of a World Series winner.