Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Sunday, August 21, 2011

1977 Hostess #29 - Bobby Murcer

  • As the back of this card indicates, Bobby Murcer had been traded to the Chicago Cubs for Bill Madlock before the 1977 season. Three other players were involved in the deal, but the main trade was Murcer/Madlock.
  • The Cubs were having difficulty signing Madlock, and the Giants were having a hard time signing Murcer.
  • The Giants had acquired Murcer from the New York Yankees for Bobby Bonds after the 1974 season. Both players had off-years in 1974.
  • Murcer represented the Giants in the 1975 All Star Game. He went 0 for 2 in the game.

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