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1975 Topps Set Card 292/660 – #184 – Jorge Orta, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 292/660 – #184 – Jorge Orta, White Sox

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Card Number:  184

Player Name: Jorge Orta

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position: 2nd Base

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1972-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jorge Orta was an All-Star for the Chicago White Sox in 1975.  Orta hit .305 over the course of the season, connecting for 165 hits in 542 at-bats.  Of his 165 hits, Orta had 26 doubles, 10 triples, and 11 home runs.  He also stole 16 bases during the season while scoring 64 runs and driving in 83.

Notes From Career:  Jorge Orta was a 2-time All-Star during his 16-season MLB career.  He is a lifetime .278 hitter with 1,619 hits on his resume.  Orta connected for 267 doubles, 63 triples, and 130 home runs.  He scored 733 runs over 16 years while also driving in 745.  Orta is a member of the 1985 World Series Championship winning Kansas City Royals.

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1975 Topps Set Card 264/660 – #59 – Ken Henderson, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 264/660 – #59 – Ken Henderson, White Sox

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Card Number:  59

Player Name:  Ken Henderson

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1965-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ken Henderson played in 140 games for the White Sox in 1975.  Henderson hit .251 on the year with 129 hits in 513 at-bats.  Of his 129 hits, Henderson connected for 20 doubles, 3 triples, and 9 home runs.  He drove in 53 runs for the Sox while also scoring 65 times.

Notes From Career:  Ken Henderson played for 7 different clubs during his 16-season big league career.  He is a lifetime .257 hitter with 1,168 career hits.  Henderson connected for 216 doubles and 122 home runs during his playing days while also stealing 86 bases (52 between 1970-72).

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1975 Topps Set Card 256/660 – #170 – Bert Campaneris, A’s

1975 Topps Set Card 256/660 – #170 – Bert Campaneris, A’s

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Card Number:  170

Player Name:  Bert Campaneris

Team:  Oakland Athletics

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1964-81, 1983

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bert Camaneris played in 137 games for the Oakland A’s in 1975.  He hit .265 during the season, connecting for 135 hits in 509 at-bats.  Of his 135 hits, Campaneris amassed 15 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, and 113 singles.  He stole 24 bases in ’75 en route to scoring 69 runs.

Notes From Career:  Bert Campaneris is a 6-time All-Star with 3 World Series championship rings from his time as a member of the Oakland Athletics.  He is a lifetime .259 hitter and connected for 2,249 career hits in 2,329 games played.  Campaneris led the league in stolen bases a total of six times, and has amassed 649 career steals – good for 14th place on the all-time list.

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1975 Topps Set Card 246/660 – #348 – Tony Muser, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 246/660 – #348 – Tony Muser, White Sox

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Player Name:  Tony Muser

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1969, 1971-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Tony Muser played in 123 games over the course of the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles.  Muser hit .275 in 1975, with 53 hits in 193 at-bats.  He scored 22 runs and drove in 17 runs combined between the two clubs.

Notes From Career:  Tony Muser is a career .259 hitter that played for four different clubs during his major league career.  Muser has 329 career hits that includes 41 doubles, 9 triples, and 7 home runs.  He scored 123 runs during his 9-year career and also drove in 117.  In 1,389 plate appearances, Muser struck out just 138 times.

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1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

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Player Name:  Bruce Ellingsen

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitching

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  1 season, 1974

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ellingsen did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Bruce Ellingsen’s big league career lasted just one season – 1974.  He appeared in 16 games for the Indians, amassing a record of 1-1.  He pitched in 42 innings, and amassed an ERA of 3.21 by allowing 45 hits and 21 runs.

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1975 Topps Set Card 239/660 – #29 – Dave Parker, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 239/660 – #29 – Dave Parker, Pirates

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Player Name:  Dave Parker

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1973-91

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Parker played in 148 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He hit .308 for the club with 172 hits in 558 at-bats.  Of his 172 hits, Parker connected for 35 doubles, 10 triples, and 25 home runs.  He also scored 75 runs for the team while driving in 101.

Notes From Career:  With a career batting average of .290, Parker eclipsed the .300+ mark 6 times. As consistently good as anyone in the game, Parker finished in the Top 16 for the MVP award 8 times, while capturing the title in 1978. His numbers in ’78 were pretty awesome – .334/30/117.  His approach garnered 7 All-star appearances and 3 Gold Glove awards. ‘Big Dave’ competed in 3 World Series match-ups, and won 2 titles – 1 in 1979 with the Pirates, and 1 ten years later in 1989 with the Oakland A’s.

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1975 Topps Set Card 238/660 – #589 – Atlanta Braves Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 238/660 – #589 – Atlanta Braves Team Card

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Card Number:  589

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Manager: Clyde King & Connie Ryan

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The ’75 Braves finished in 5th place in the NL West at the conclusion of their season with a 67-94 record.  The team allowed 739 runs over the course of the season while only scoring 583 times.  Offensively the team was led by Ralph Garr, Darrell Evans, and Dusty Baker who provided a majority of the team’s scoring.  On the mound, Carl Morton was the lone Braves’ starting pitcher to post a winning record (17-16).

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1975 Topps Set Card 237/660 – #62 – Fritz Peterson, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 237/660 – #62 – Fritz Peterson, Indians

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Player Name:  Fritz Peterson

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1966-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Fritz Peterson started 25 games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1975 baseball season.  He compiled a record of 14-8 while throwing 148 innings for the club.  Peterson amassed an ERA of 3.94 in those 25 contests, striking out just 47 batters while giving up 40 walks.

Notes From Career:  Fritz Peterson pitched for 3 different teams during his major league career.  In 355 appearances, he put together a career record of 133-131 with 1 save, 90 complete games, and 20 shutouts.  In 2,218 innings of work, Peterson allowed 2,217 hits and 947 runs.  He was selected as an All-Star during the 1970 baseball season.

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1975 Topps Set Card 226/660 – #172 – Boston Red Sox Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 226/660 – #172 – Boston Red Sox Team Card

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Card Number:  172

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Manager: Darrell Johnson

Notes From The 1975 Season:   Led by manager Darrel Johnson, the Red Sox posted a record of 95-65 in the AL East while scoring 796 runs and allowing 706.  They won their division by 4.5 games in a tight race with the Baltimore Orioles.  The 1975 Boston Red Sox were the AL Champions and played in the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Here Is Your Official 2013 Topps Museum Preview. You’re Going To Like What You See, Trust Me!

Here Is Your Official 2013 Topps Museum Preview. You’re Going To Like What You See, Trust Me!

Posted at www.sportscardmagazine.net and written by Dano Laurel

The full details for next years installment of Museum Collection have arrived! The break-out hit struck a chord as collectors slowly discovered the amazing jumbo relics, amazing autos, and overall solid design of the product. And what was great about the product has largely remained untouched.

In each box of Museum Collection you will receive four packs. Each pack will contain three base cards, one parallel card and one autograph or relic card.  Of those hits- you are guaranteed either an on-card autograph, an auto’d relic card, a jumbo relic card, or a quad relic card.  In every case of Museum Collection you are guaranteed two hits, including an autographed jumbo relic card and a framed Museum Collection on-card autograph card. The guarantee of on-card autographs is going to be a key selling point.  Overcoming the ‘sophomore slump’ is essential to ensuring continued success, and on-card autographs will definitely help.

The 100-card base set will be back on the premium card stock and feature four different parallels including: Copper (one per pack unless replaced with another color), Green (#/99), Blue (#/99), Red (1/1).  Canvas Collection cards are back again this year and will feature 50 different subjects.  Reproductions will be included one per box while the original painted version will be numbered to only 10 copies.  These were definitely a pleasant surprise in last year’s set and will sure to be a nice addition in 2013.

The archival autographs will feature over 75 stars signing on-card and will all be numbered lower than 399.  There will be gold and sepia parallels added; each of which will be numbered to only five copies.  Twenty-five cards will feature dual on-card autographs and will be numbered to 15 copies. There will also be triple on-card autos and those will all be numbered to five. Any time there are more than two people signing and can be guaranteed to being on-card is extremely impressive.

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Other on-card autographs include:

  • Cut signatures– 20 of the greatest names from the history of the game with each being 1/1′s.
  • Framed on-card autographs- Over 50 superstars will sign on=card in metallic ink for these beautifully framed cards. Gold (#/15), Silver (#/10), Black (#/5).

From the preliminary product info- the assortment of autographed relic cards looks solid.  Topps is definitely making a statement with variety in the relics department. The ‘Signature Swatches’ will be single-player auto’d cards featuring two and three relic pieces. They will each feature a gold parallel numbered to 25 and patch parallels numbered to five.  The patch parallels will guarantee pieces of patch from the specified player.

Also available will be jumbo-relic auto’s featuring over 100 players with a jumbo swatch of game-used memorabilia and autograph. These will be limited to only ten copies and fall one per case. Quad-relic autographs feature 40 players in book-card format and will be numbered to 10 copies.

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As previously stated, once the jumbo relic cards began to pop up on the secondary market collectors immediately began to take a closer look at 2012 Museum Collection. 2013′s edition does not disappoint. With a guarantee of one jumbo relic in each box there will be more incentive to purchase more than one pack if you can afford it.

Over 100 players will be featured as a ‘Momentous Material’ jumbo relic and each card will be numbered to 50. The cards feature over-sized swatches of game-used memorabilia and are just amazing to look at in person. Each subject will feature a gold parallel numbered to 35, a rainbow parallel numbered to 10 and a gold rainbow limited to one copy each.  An alternative ‘Lumber Relic’ version will feature a jumbo piece of bat and be numbered to only 30 copies.  Gold, Rainbow are featured but will be numbered to 20 and five copies respectively. The Gold/Rainbow version is still 1/1.

Other Jumbo Relic Cards Include:

  • Jumbo Lumber Bat Nameplate-100 superstars with a one-of-a-kind nameplate relic. These are all 1/1s.
  • Momentous Material Laundry Tag- 100 cards featuring the laundry tag from a game-worn jersey. These are only available domestically and each numbered 1/1.
  • Momentous Material Jumbo Patch- Over 50 players with an over-sized patch piece from a game-worn item. Each numbered to five.
  • Museum Memorabilia-100 cards featuring a unique jersey swatch from the game’s biggest stars. All 1/1s.
  • Momentous Material Dual Jumbo Relics- 30 book cards featuring over-sized swatches of game-used memorabilia from two players. All numbered to five.
  • Dual Jumbo Lumber Relics- 30 book cards featuring over-sized slices of game -used bats from two players, each numbered to five.

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Quad relics offer up 50 subjects with four pieces of game-used memorabilia. Dubbed ‘Primary Pieces’, they will be numbered to 99 unless it’s a copper parallel (#/75), or gold parallel (#/25). Quad patch relics will guarantee patch pieces and be numbered to five copies each.

Other Quad Relics Include:

  • Primary Pieces Single-Player Quad Relics Legends- 20 of the all-time greats with four game-used mem. pieces. All numbered to 25.  Will feature a gold parallel numbered to five.
  • Primary Pieces Four-Player Quad Relics- 25 cards featuring four players and a piece of game-used memorabilia from each. These are numbered to 99. Copper parallels will be numbered to 75 and gold parallels numbered to 25.
  • Primary Pieces Four-Player Quad Patch Relics- Only 10 cards and will feature four players and four pieces of guaranteed game-worn patch. Only limited to five copies each.

A new addition for 2013 will be randomly inserted box loaders. These will be extremely hard to pull but will have the potential of being one of the best additions for the year. Framed over-sized canvas collection cards will be 20 stunning reproductions of original art and framed. Regular version will be numbered to 25 while 10 of them will be autographed by the featured player and be numbered to only five copies.

Also available to a lucky collector will be framed over-sized jersey nameplate cards. 20 over-sized cards will feature full jersey nameplates and will be framed like the Museum Collection cards.  Each one will be numbered 1/1.

Lots of potential value added to 2013 Museum Collection and the addition of on-card autographs make this almost a sure bet for collectors. Clean, simple design still foster creativity with various auto and relics available.