Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1992 Topps Giants - Part 3 (outfielders)

Willie McGee (#65) was the starting right fielder and batted .297 in 137 games

Kevin Mitchell (#180) didn't play for the Giants in 1992. Before the 1992 season he and Mike Remlinger were traded to the Seattle Mariners for Bill Swift, Dave Burba, and Michael Jackson

Ted Wood (#358) batted .207 in 58 at bats. He batted .304 in 110 games for the AAA Phoenix Firebirds. Ted was waived after the 1992 season and selected by the Montreal Expos. He played in 13 games for the Expos in 1993 and in the minors until 1995.

Kevin Bass (#513) batted .268 in 89 games. He was traded to the New York Mets on August 8 for a minor leaguer.

Mike Felder (#697) batted .286 in 145 games.

Darren Lewis (#743) was the starting center fielder and batted .231 in 100 games. He led the Giants with 28 stolen bases.

Other outfielders who didn't receive a 1992 Topps Giants card:

Chris James (.242 in 248 AB)
Mark Leonard (.234 in 128 AB)
Steve Hosey (.250 in 56 AB)

Monday, March 29, 2010

2010s Want List

Updated 2/18/11


2010 Topps
4 Pablo Sandoval - Batting Leaders
9 Tim Lincecum - Cy Young Award
28 Jonathan Sanchez
80 Tim Lincecum
80B Christy Mathewson (SP)
105 Madison Bumgarner
133 Freddy Sanchez
202 Franchise History
220 Randy Johnson
239 Juan Uribe
CYMTO7 Orlando Cepeda
CYMTO14 Juan Marichal
CYMTO16 Willie McCovey
CYMTO57 Tim Lincecum
BB4  Tim Lincecum
BB15 Mel Ott
TR22 Tim Lincecum
TR31 Mel Ott
TR48 Willie McCovey
TR50 Pablo Sandoval
PP2 Tim Lincecum
PP10 Christy Mathewson
PP11 Mel Ott
PP1 Willie McCovey/Ryan Howard (past/present)
PP24 Bob Gibson/Tim Lincecum (past/present)
HG17 Dodgers and Giants Move to California


2010 Topps Heritage - GIANTS

64 Mark DeRosa
72 Matt Cain
114 Buster Posey RC
167 San Francisco Giants Team Card
429 Tim Lincecum SP
446 Freddy Sanchez SP
496 Tim Lincecum AS SP

2011 Topps

22 Barry Zito
58 Edgar Renteria
107 Aubrey Huff
188 Pablo Sandoval
210 Brian Wilson
292 Darren Ford
TT-40 Buster Posey
60YOT-11 Gaylord Perry 1962
T60-48 Buster Posey

Sunday, March 28, 2010

1992 Topps Giants - Part 2 (infielders)

This set is starting to grow on me. There are lots of cool horizontal cards and good action shots. Robby Thompson (#475) batted .260 with 14 HR and 49 RBI in 128 games.
Will Clark (#330) batted .300 with 16 HR and 73 RBI.
Will Clark All Star (#386)
Matt Williams (#445) batted .227 with 20 HR and 66 RBI.


Greg Litton (#238) batted .229 in 140 at bats as Robby Thompson's backup at second base.
Jose Uribe (#538) split time with Royce Clayton at shortstop in 1992. Uribe batted .241 in 66 games.

Royce Clayton (#786) batted .224 in 98 games in his first full season in the majors.

Others who played infield for the Giants in 1992:

  • Cory Snyder (.269, 14 HR, 57 RBI in 124 games as a utilityman) - He got a 1992 Topps Traded card but I can't get at my traded sets to scan his card right now.
  • John Patterson (.184 in 32 games)
  • Mike Benjamin (.173 in 40 games)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A cool trade from a reader

I made a trade with a reader. He sent a bunch of cool stuff off of my want lists. I sent him some 1980 and 1985 Topps cards from his want list and some other Mets cards that he might be interested in. Here is what he sent:

1983 Topps from my want list. I'm down to needing 25 cards to complete the set.
A bunch of 1983 Donruss Giants cards.
A few mid-80s Fleer and Donruss Giants.
A whole bunch of 1987 Donruss Giants. All I need from this team set now is the Will Clark.
Some 1989 and 1990 Update Fleers
Cards from the 1990 Topps Traded set
1991 Topps regular and Traded cards that I needed for my Giants team sets
Some 1996 Topps cards. I wasn't collecting during this time and this is the first time I've seen the 1996 cards
Some Conlon cards of Giants. These cards are great. It's fun to learn about the game's history from the cards
The rest of the cards he sent me -- lots of Upper Deck, Stadium Club, Score, and newer Topps cards.

Thanks for the trade! :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1992 Topps Giants - Part 1

The 1992 Giants weren't all that great. They didn't get on base very often, they didn't score many runs, and they didn't have much power. Here is a card of Roger Craig (#109) in a throwback uniform. Apparently they weren't able to make throwback helmets. Craig stepped down as the San Francisco manager after the 1992 season.

Team Record: 72-90 (5th in NL West, 26 games behind Atlanta)
Team Attendance: 1,560,998 (11th in NL)
Team Batting: .254 (11th in NL)
Team Home Runs: 105 (6th in NL)
Team ERA: 3.61 (9th in NL)
Team Fielding: .982 (4th in NL)
NL All Stars: Will Clark (1B)
League Leaders: Bill Swift (ERA - 2.08) Bud Black (home runs allowed - 28)

Team Leaders:
  • Batting Average - Will Clark (.300)
  • Home Runs - Matt Williams (20)
  • RBI - Will Clark (73)
  • Runs - Will Clark (69)
  • Stolen Bases - Darren Lewis (28)
  • Wins - John Burkett (13)
  • Losses - Trevor Wilson (14)
  • Saves - Rod Beck (17)
  • ERA (starters) - Bill Swift (2.08)
  • ERA (relievers) - Rod Beck (1.76)


Terry Kennedy (#253) didn't play for the Giants in 1992. He retired after the 1991 season.
Steve Decker (#593) played in 15 games and batted .163 in 43 at bats. He batted .282 in 125 games for the AAA Phoenix Firebirds in 1992.
Kirt Manwaring (#726) took over as the regular catcher for the Giants in 1993. He played in 109 games and batted .244 with 4 HR.

Others who played catcher for the Giants in 1992 without getting a 1992 Topps Giants card:

Craig Colbert (.230 in 126 AB)
Jim McNamara (.216 in 74 AB)
Mark Bailey (.154 in 26 AB)
Bleech. This is one of the things that turned me off to card collecting in the 1990s (besides the fact that I had just started my teaching career and couldn't afford cards at the time). Nothing against Steve Whitaker (#369), but I think a guy needs to pay his dues before getting a regular issue card. It would have been better to make an insert set of draft picks and give regular major leaguers the regular issue cards.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1991 Topps Giants - Part 5 (more pitchers)

Kelly Downs (#733) was 10-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 45 games (11 starts) in 1991.

Rick Reuschel (#422) was 0-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 4 games (1 start). He was released by the Giants on June 19.

Scott Garrelts (#361) was 1-1 with a 6.41 ERA in 8 games (3 starts). He retired after pitching in his last game on June 10.

Mike LaCoss (#242) was 1-5 with a 7.23 ERA in 18 games (5 starts). He was released by the Giants on July 3, 1991.

Others who pitched for the Giants in 1991 but who didn't get a 1991 Topps Giants card:

Paul McClellan (3-6, 4.56 ERA in 13 games - 12 starts)
Rod Beck (1-1, 1 save, 3.78 ERA in 31 games)
Bryan Hickerson (2-2, 3.60 ERA in 17 games - 6 starts)
Mike Remlinger (2-1, 4.37 ERA in 8 games - 6 starts)
Gil Heredia (0-2, 3.82 ERA in 7 games - 4 starts)
Jose Segura (0-1, 4.41 ERA in 11 games)
Eric Gunderson (0-0, 5.40 ERA in 2 games)
Greg Litton (1 inning of mop-up duty)

Friday, March 19, 2010

1991 Topps Giants - Part 4 (pitchers)

It was cool to see Topps go back to making horizontal cards in 1991. Steve Bedrosian (#125) didn't pitch for the Giants in 1991. He was traded to the Minnesota Twins for two minor leaguers before the 1991 season.

Bud Black (#11T) was 12-16 with a 3.99 ERA in 34 starts.

Jeff Brantley (#17) was 5-2 with 15 saves and a 2.45 ERA in 67 games.

Francisco Oliveras (#52) was 6-6 with 3 saves and an ERA of 3.86 in 55 games (1 start).

Trevor Wilson (#96) led the Giants in wins in 1991. He was 13-11 with a 3.56 ERA in 44 games (29 starts).

Dave Righetti (#96T) was 2-7 with a team-leading 24 saves and a 3.39 ERA in 61 appearances.

Don Robinson (#104) was 5-9 with one save and a 4.38 ERA in 34 games (18 starts).

Monday, March 15, 2010

1991 Topps Giants - Part 3 (outfielders)

Kevin Mitchell (#40) batted .256 with 27 HR and 69 RBI. Kevin missed three weeks in June and played in only 113 games during the season. After the 1991 season he was involved in a multi-player trade that brought Bill Swift to the Giants.

Willie McGee (#76T) batted .312 in 131 games for the Giants in 1991.
Interesting card for an outfielder. Rick Parker (#218) batted .071 in 14 at bats in 1991. He batted .300 for  for AAA Phoenix.
Brett Butler(#325) didn't play for the Giants in 1991. He signed with the Dodgers as a free agent after the 1990 season.
Kevin Bass (#752) batted .233 with 10 HR and 40 RBI in 124 games.

Mike Kingery (#657) batted .182 in 110 at bats in 1991.

Others who played OF in 1991 who didn't receive 1991 Topps Giants cards:

Mike Felder (.264 with 21 stolen bases in 348 AB)
Darren Lewis (.248 in 222 at bats)
Mark Leonard (.240 in 129 AB)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

1991 Topps Giants - Part 2 (infielders)

Will Clark (#500) had another great year in 1991. He batted .301 with 29 HR and 116 RBI.
Robby Thompson (#705) batted .262 with 19 HR and 48 RBI.

Jose Uribe (#158) batted .221 in 90 games. He was out for a month from mid-June to mid-July.

Matt Williams (#190) batted .268 with 34 HR and 98 RBI.

Matt Williams AS (#399)

Ernie Riles (#408) didn't play for the Giants in 1991. After the 1990 season he was traded to the Oakland A's for Darren Lewis and a minor leaguer.

Dave Anderson (#572) played shortstop during Uribe's absence and batted .248 in 226 AB

Greg Litton (#628) batted .181 in 127 AB as a backup infielder.

Mike Benjamin (#791) batted .123 in 106  AB in 1991.

Others who played infield but who didn't get 1991 Topps Giants cards:

Tom Herr (.250 in 60 AB)
Tony Perezchica (.250 in 48 AB)
Royce Clayton (.115 in 26 AB)
Darnell Coles (.214 in 14 AB)