Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1973 Topps Giants - Part 2 (infielders)


  • Willie McCovey (# 410) hit 29 homers and knocked in 75 runs in the last year of his first tenure with the Giants. He was traded with Bernie Williams to the San Diego Padres for Mike Caldwell after the season. Willie was 4th in the NL with 105 walks.



  • Chris Arnold (# 584) batted .296 in 54 AB as a utility player.







  • Chris Speier (# 345 and # 273) batted .249 with 11 home runs and 71 RBI in 153 games. He was the starting shortstop for the NL in the All Star Game.





  • It looks like Tito (# 236) just decked that guy. He batted .277 in 160 games in 1973.



  • Ed Goodson (# 197) had his best year in 1973. He batted .302 in 102 games as the Giants' third baseman.



  • Dave Kingman (# 23) batted .203 with 24 homers and 55 RBI in 305 AB in 1973. He played 3B when Ed Goodson wasn't in the lineup and 1B when Willie McCovey wasn't playing.

Others who played infield but didn't receive a 1973 Giants' card:

  • Mike Phillips (.240 in 104 AB)
  • Steve Ontiveros (.242 in 33 AB)
  • Bruce Miller (.143 in 21 AB)
  • Damaso Blanco (.000 in 12 AB)
  • Al Gallagher (.222 in 9 AB)



2 comments:

night owl said...

I don't know which is more awkwardly awesome, the McCovey card or the Fuentes card. Both great!

Of course, the Speier card is just plain awesome.

MattR said...

I wonder what Willie, Johnny, and the umpire are looking at--

A foul ball?
A guy running around on the field?
The cute girl in the second row?
Sparky yelling about a missed call from the dugout?