Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, August 22, 2011

1976 Hostess #142 - Gary Matthews

  • Every time I feature a Gary Matthews or a Garry Maddox card I find myself lamenting the financial straits that forced the Giants to get rid of them in the mid 1970s.
  • Matthews finished his run with the Giants in 1976. He batted .279 with 20 HR and 84 RBI.
  • Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was suspended by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for tampering with Matthews. Turner had told Giants' owner Bob Lurie that no matter how much Lurie offered, the Braves would top the offer.
  • Matthews signed a five-year, $1.2  million contract with the Braves after the 1976 season.

1 comment:

Stealing Home said...

hey - i noticed your want lists. have some stuff you might wanna trade for. heres what i have:

69 Topps Hank Aaron #100

" " Graig Nettles #99

" " Gaylord Perry (REPRINT Topps Archives)

" " Ted Williams Mgr. #650

im a die-hard dodgers fan, so i hope you have some dodgers - any era. of course i love the brooklyn years, the great infield of the 70's, koufax, matt kemp. in general i like old stuff more than new, but i can appreciate cool inserts same as the next guy.
interested? just let me know.