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1975 Topps Set Card 295/660 – #617 – Rookie Infielders With Cubbage, DeCinces, Sanders, Trillo

1975 Topps Set Card 295/660 – #617 – Rookie Infielders With Cubbage, DeCinces, Sanders, Trillo

Progress: 295/660

Player Name:  Mike Cubbage, Doug DeCinces, Reggie Sanders, Manny Trillo

Card Number:  617

Team:  Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs

Position:  Infielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Mike Cubbage – Cubbage played in 58 games for the Rangers in ’75 hitting .224 with 32 hits in 143 at-bats.  Cubbage scored 12 runs for the team while connecting for 4 home runs and driving in 21.

Doug DeCinces – DeCinces hit .251 over 61 games for the Orioles in 1975.  He hit 6 doubles, 3 triples, and 4 home runs while also scoring 20 times and driving in 23.

Reggie Sanders – Sanders did not play in the major leagues during the 1975 baseball season.

Manny Trillo – Trillo finished in 3rd place for the ROY in 1975.  He hit .248 over 154 games as he connected for 135 hits including 12 doubles, 2 triples, and 7 home runs.  He also scored 55 runs while driving in 70.

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1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

Progress: 279/660

Player Name:  Dave Augustine, Pepe Mangual, Jim Rice, John Scott

Card Number:  616

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres

Position:  Outfielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Dave Augustine – Dave Augustine did not play major league baseball during the 1975 baseball season.

Pepe Mangual – Mangual played in a career high 140 games for the Expos in 1975.  He hit .245 with 126 hits in that span.  Of his 126 hits, Mangual connected for 16 doubles, 2 triples, and 9 home runs.  He stole 33 bases during the season en route to scoring 84 runs.

Jim Rice – Rice played in 144 games for the Red Sox in 1975, where he finished 2nd in the ROY voting to teammate Fred Lynn.  He hit .309 with 29 doubles and 22 home runs over the course of the season.  Rice drove in 102 runs and scored 92 times as he helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series.

John Scott – John Scott appeared in 25 games with the Padres in 1975.  He had 9 at-bats during the season and did not connect for any hits.  He did score 6 runs for the team and stole 2 bases in a pinch-runner role.

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 3 Billy Hamilton Rookie Cards!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 3 Billy Hamilton Rookie Cards!!

While not purposely seeking out these cards, there was no way that I was going to pass them up either.

Billy Hamilton is one of the most exciting young stars in the game and I have watched him become an even better player as the season has progressed.  His skills on offense always revolved around his ability to run, but now he has become a good hitter.  Not yet great, but definitely good.  And from there, he uses his wheels to make things happen and put runs on the board for the Reds.

I hope to see even more improvement from him in 2015 as he gets more comfortable at the plate and with his role as the leadoff hitter and offense generator.

I picked up each of these cards for just $0.25 each.

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And if I can find more cards of Hamilton in that price range, I will do it again.

He’s got my vote for the NL ROY.  Does he have yours too?

Ian Kinsler 2006 Topps Turkey Red – ROOKIE CARD!!!

Ian Kinsler 2006 Topps Turkey Red – ROOKIE CARD!!!

I am very interested to see how Ian Kinsler plays during the upcoming 2013 baseball season.

Hopefully his ankle is ready for the demands of a 162-game season.  And with a changed offensive line-up, I am eager to see how the Rangers utilize his skills as he is one player that can fill quite a few roles for their team.

Kinsler can supply power, he can make contact, he can run, and he can get on base.  He can bat in the 1,2,3,6,7,8,9 spots in a line-up.

I cannot wait to see how Texas utilizes him in 2013.  And I also cannot wait to see how he responds!!

VINTAGE KINSLER

Go Get ‘Em Ian!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Ian Kinsler 2005 Topps Rookie Card!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Ian Kinsler 2005 Topps Rookie Card!!

Don’t tell anybody, but I am secretly an Ian Kinsler fan.  And you may not believe this, but this is the first card of him that I have purchased for myself.  Sure, I have pulled his cards from packs, but all of those have been sent to other collectors.  This is the first card of Kinsler that I have bought – And I plan on holding on to this one!

He reminds me a lot of Joe Morgan – I believe that their skill sets are very similar.  And I also believe that there are not very many 2B’s in the league today that can do what Ian does on a regular basis.  The only one I can think of off of the top of my head is Dustin Pedroia.

This is not the start of an Ian Kinsler collection, but I was not going to pass up buying his rookie card for $0.50.

Enjoy.