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1975 Topps Set Card 211/660 – #362 – Steve Hargan, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 211/660 – #362 – Steve Hargan, Rangers

Progress: 211/660

Player Name:  Steve Hargan

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1965-72, 1974-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Hargan appeared in 33 games for the Texas Rangers in 1975, making 26 starts.  Hargan put together a 9-01 record with 8 complete games during the season while amassing an ERA of 3.80.  In 189 innings of work, Hargan gave up 203 hits while allowing 96 runs.  He struck out just 93 batters in those 189 innings while also walking 62.

Notes From Career:  Steve Hargan has a lifetime record of 87-107 over 12 major league seasons.  He has a career ERA of 3.92 over 1,632 innings of work as he allowed 1,593 hits and 810 runs.  In that same period, Hargan struck out 891 batter while walking 614.  Hargan was selected as an American League All-Star in 1967 while he was a member of the Cleveland Indians.

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1975 Topps Set Card 202/660 – #109 – George Hendrick, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 202/660 – #109 – George Hendrick, Indians

Progress: 202/660

Player Name:  George Hendrick

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1971-88

Notes From His 1975 Season:  George Hendrick played in 145 games for the Indians during the 1975 baseball season.  He connected for 145 hits during the season including 21 doubles and 24 home runs.  Hendrick drove in 86 runs for ‘The Tribe’ while also scoring 81 times.  He was chosen as an All-Star for the second straight season in 1975.

Notes From Career:  George Hendrick is a 4-time All-Star and 2-Time Silver Slugger Award winner.  In 18 big league seasons, he was an MVP candidate during a stretch between 1980 and 1983 while playing for the Cardinals.  Hendrick is a career .278 hitter with 1,980 career hits.  He scored 941 runs during his playing days while also driving in 1,111.  Hendrick is a member of the 1972 and 1982 World Series Championship winning teams – Oakland & St. Louis.

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1975 Topps Set Card 190/660 – #132 – Randy Moffitt, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 190/660 – #132 – Randy Moffitt, Giants

Progress: 190/660

Player Name:  Randy Moffitt

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1972-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Randy Moffitt pitched in 55 games for the Giants in 1975.  At the end of the season, he racked up 11 saves with 4 wins and 5 losses.  Moffitt posted a 3.89 ERA in 74 innings of work in which he allowed 73 hits and 35 runs.

Notes From Career:  Randy Moffitt pitched for three different teams during his 12-year major league career.  He has a lifetime record of 43-52 with 96 saves.  In 781 innings of work, Moffitt struck out 455 batter while walking 286.  In that time, he allowed 766 hits and 355 runs.  Moffitt never appeared in the postseason.

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1975 Topps Set Card 178/660 – #655 – Rico Carty

1975 Topps Set Card 178/660 – #655 – Rico Carty

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Player Name:  Rico Carty

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Designated Hitter, Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1963-67, 1969-70, 1972-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Rico Carty played in 118 games for the Cleveland Indians in 1975.  he hit .308 for the team with 118 hits in 383 at-bats.  Of his 118 hits, Carty connected for 19 doubles and 18 home runs.  He was also responsible for driving in 64 runs while scoring 57 times.

Notes From Career:  Carty played for six different teams during his 15-season major league career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .299 with 1,677 career hits.  Carty won a batting title in 1970 with his .366 batting average.  He was also named as an All-Star in 1970.

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1975 Topps Set Card 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

Progress: 168/660

Player Name:  Dave Freisleben

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1974-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Freisleben started 27 games for the Padres in 1975.  He completed the season with a record of 5-14 with 4 complete games and 1 shutout.  He amassed an ERA of 4.28 by the end of the year as he allowed 206 hits and 102 runs in 181 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Freisleben was used as both a starting and relief pitcher during his career.  In 202 appearances, he started 121 games.  He finished his playing days with a 34-60 record and 4 saves.  Amazingly, over 865 innings of work, he walked and struck out the same number of batters – 430.

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1975 Topps Set Card 156/660 – #424 – John Lowenstein, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 156/660 – #424 – John Lowenstein, Indians

Progress: 156/660

Player Name:  John Lowenstein

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Action

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

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Lowenstein played n 91 games for the Indians in 1975.  He hit .242 during the season with 64 hits in 265 at-bats.  Lowenstein drove in 33 runs for ‘The Tribe’ in 1975 while scoring 37 times.

Notes From Career:  John Lowenstein compiled a career batting average of .253 during his 16 season major league career.  He retired from the sport with 881 hits which included 137 doubles and 116 home runs.  Lowenstein was a member of the 1983 World Series Baltimore Orioles team.

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1975 Topps Set Card 123/660 – #9 – Frank Tepedino

1975 Topps Set Card 123/660 – #9 – Frank Tepedino

Progress: 123/660

Player Name:  Frank Tepedino

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1967, 68-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Frank Tepedino’s final one in the major leagues.  He played in just 8 games for the Braves amassing 8 plate appearances.  He reached base just one time – on a walk.

Notes From Career:  Tepedino played for three different major league clubs during his playing days.  He has a career batting average of .241 with 122 hits.  He connected for 13 doubles and 6 home runs during his playing days while also scoring 50 runs and driving in 58.  Tepedino has a career fielding percentage of .988.

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One More Subset Complete: 2012 Topps ‘Prime 9 – Home Run Legends’ YES!!!

One More Subset Complete: 2012 Topps ‘Prime 9 – Home Run Legends’  YES!!!

This set was a lot of fun to put together.  I really enjoyed digging into each of these guy’s career home run accomplishments.  And I learned quite a bit through that process.

The set features just 9 cards, but it fills an album page perfectly.

Here is a look at the complete set:

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The cards are sharp.  They are shiny.  And they really stand out.

I wish that Topps continued this set past just the 2011 and 2012 seasons, I could easily think of 5-6 more themes that I would love for them to share with us that follow the same format.

Thankfully, they did give us one more.  Their ‘Prime 9 – Players Of The Week’ subset that was also issued in 2011 is on my radar!!

The Checklists For The New Subsets I Am Building Are Done. It Is Now ‘Go Time’!!!

The Checklists For The New Subsets I Am Building Are Done. It Is Now ‘Go Time’!!!

You may recall that from last week that I announced that I would be taking on a few more subsets in the coming weeks.

Well, there are five that I am going after.  And I have finally created the needed checklists to keep myself on track as I begin to tackle these new collecting adventures.

Here they are:

Prime Nine Home Run Legends
Got It
Alex Rodriguez
 
Albert Pujols
X
Frank Robinson
X
Ernie Banks
 
Mickey Mantle
 
Reggie Jackson
 
Willie Mays
 
Babe Ruth
 
Hank Aaron
 
   
 
2013 GQ – Collisions At The Plate
Got It
CP-BM Brian McCann  
CP-BP Buster Posey  
CP-CF Carlton Fisk  
CP-CR Carlos Ruiz  
CP-GC Gary Carter  
CP-JB Johnny Bench  
CP-MM Miguel Montero  
CP-SP Salvador Perez  
CP-WR Wilin Rosario  
CP-YM Yadier Molina  
   
 
2011 GQ – Wall Climbers
Got It
WC1 Torii Hunter
 
WC2 Mike Stanton
 
WC3 Nick Swisher
 
WC4 Denard Span
 
WC5 Rajai Davis
X
WC6 Ichiro
X
WC7 Franklin Gutierrez
 
WC8 Michael Brantley
 
WC9 Jason Heyward
 
WC10 David DeJesus
 
   
 
2013 Archives – 72 Topps Basketball Design
Got It
72B-AM Andrew McCutchen  
72B-CC CC Sabathia  
72B-DW Dave Winfield  
72B-GS Giancarlo Stanton  
72B-JB Johnny Bench  
72B-JH Jason Heyward  
72B-JM Joe Morgan  
72B-KG Ken Griffey Jr.  
72B-LB Lou Brock  
72B-MK Matt Kemp  
72B-OS Ozzie Smith  
72B-PF Prince Fielder  
72B-RC Rod Carew  
72B-RJ Reggie Jackson  
72B-TG Tony Gwynn  
72B-TS Tom Seaver  
72B-TW Ted Williams  
72B-WM Willie McCovey  
72B-WS Willie Stargell  
72B-YD Yu Darvish  
   
2013 Archives Tallboys Got It
MT-AB Albert Pujols  
MT-AK Al Kaline  
MT-AR Anthony Rizzo X
MT-BH Bryce Harper  
MT-BP Buster Posey  
MT-CK Clayton Kershaw  
MT-CR Cal Ripken Jr.  
MT-CS Chris Sale  
MT-DBU Dylan Bundy  
MT-DC Dave Concepcion  
MT-DF David Freese  
MT-DJ Derek Jeter X
MT-DM Denny McLain  
MT-DP Dave Parker  
MT-DS Dave Stewart X
MT-DW David Wright  
MT-EB Ellis Burks  
MT-ED Eric Davis  
MT-FL Fred Lynn  
MT-FM Fred McGriff  
MT-FW Frank White  
MT-GG Gio Gonzalez  
MT-KG Kirk Gibson X
MT-KM Kevin Mitchell  
MT-MC Miguel Cabrera  
MT-MG Mike Greenwell X
MT-MS Mike Schmidt  
MT-MT Mike Trout  
MT-MW Matt Williams  
MT-ON Otis Nixon  
MT-RB Ryan Braun  
MT-RC Robinson Cano  
MT-RCL Roberto Clemente  
MT-SS Stephen Strasburg  
MT-WC Will Clark X
MT-WM Will Middlebrooks  
MT-YC Yoenis Cespedes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The task at hand is a large one, but one that I definitely look forward to tackling.

If anyone can assist me with these new collecting endeavors, I would be greatly appreciative!!  Let me know and we will work something out.

Thanks.

I Won A Box Of 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Cards!! Come Check Out ‘The Hits’!!!

Won A Box Of 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Cards!!  Come Check Out ‘The Hits’!!!

Yessir, the summer has been good to ’30-YOC’ thus far.

A little more than a week ago, I was notified by Topps that I had been one of five winners for a box of their newest release: 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball.

To be eligible, all I had to do was re-Tweet a post they had on Twitter that promoted the release of the new product.

AND I WON!!!

And a week later, a box of baseball cards was waiting for me on my doorstep – AMAZING!!!

If you know me, and have read my box and pack breaks before, you know that I like to show off every card I pull.  Well, with 36 packs and 10 cards per pack, tha is a lot of work.  I can handle a retail blaster fine, but 36 multi-card scans is not for me.

So, instead of that approach, I will show off what the baseball card blogosphere simply calls ‘The Hits’.  Mine, will just be an extended version…

Are you ready??

Sweet, let’s go!!!

Notable young talent:

SERIES 2 E

A little bit of Green:

SERIES 2 B

A little bit of Gold:

SERIES 2 D

Marlins (pulled 14 of 16 cards!!!):

SERIES 2 K

SERIES 2 KK

World Baseball Classic:

SERIES 2 A

Chasing History:

SERIES 2 C

1972 Minis:

SERIES 2 H

Making Their Mark:

SERIES 2 F

Chase It Down:

SERIES 2 G

Black bordered # to 62 copies:

SERIES 2 M

Cut To The Chase Die-Cut:

SERIES 2 J

The Elite:

SERIES 2 I

Autograph:

SERIES 2 L

And there you have it.  Ripping through 36 packs was a lot of fun, and these cards are sharp!!

If you see anything you like, or are building either team sets or the complete set, let me know as I can probably help your efforts in a trade of some kind.

And a special shoutout to the great people at Topps for making this a possibility!!  Thank You, Topps!!!