Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, November 23, 2009

1986 Topps Giants - Part 4 (outfielders)

  • Jeffrey Leonard (#490) played in 89 games, batting .279 with 6 HR and 42 RBI. He played his last 1986 game on July 29. Leonard was acquired by the Giants early in the 1981 season and stayed with the Giants until he was traded to Milwaukee for Ernest Riles on June 8, 1988. Jeffrey continued to play until he was released by the Seattle Mariners after the 1990 season.

  • Rob Deer (#249) didn't play for the Giants in 1986. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two minor leaguers after the 1985 season.

  • Joel Youngblood (#177) was a utilityman in 1986. He batted .255 in 97 games. Youngblood played every infield position, LF, and RF.

  • Candy Maldonado (#69T) led the Giants in home runs with 18 and in RBI with 85. He batted .252 in 405 at bats.

  • Ron Roenicke (#63) didn't play for the Giants in 1986. He was released during spring training in 1986 and caught on with the Oakland A's. He played for six teams in eight seasons from 1981-1988.

  • Here's a "Turn Back the Clock" card of Willie Mays (#403). These are pretty cool cards. I'd like to see Topps do this more often. The back of this card features several career milestones of HOFers like Aaron, Kaline, Banks, Killebrew, Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson, Hoyt Wilhelm, and Lou Brock. Mays is on this card because in '71 he hit his 638 career home run, which was also his 1950th run scored, which set a National League record.

Others who played OF for the Giants but didn't get a 1986 Topps Giants card:
  • Chili Davis (.278 with 13 HR, 70 RBI, 84 BB in 153 games as the starting RF)
  • Dan Gladden (.276 in 102 games as the starting CF, led the team with 27 stolen bases)
  • Randy Kutcher (.237 in 186 AB in his rookie season)
  • Randy Bockus (0 for 1 in six games)

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