Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1976 Topps #277 - Chicago Cubs





  • I wonder why the Cubs (and sometimes the White Sox) got the "floating heads" team cards. I like them since it's easier to figure out who was who.
  • The Cubs were a mediocre team in 1976. They were 75-87 (4th place in the NL East). Jim Marshall was replaced as manager by Herman Franks after the 1976 season. The Cubs had identical 75-87 records in Jim's two full seasons managing the club. Jim also managed the Oakland A's in 1979 (54-108, .333) and is currently a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Attendance: 1,026,217 (7th in NL)
  • Team Batting Average: .251 (6th in NL)
  • Team Home Runs: 105 (4th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.94 (11th in NL)
  • Team Fielding Pct: .978 (5th in NL)
  • NL All Stars: Steve Swisher (C)
  • Team batting leader: Bill Madlock (.339)
  • Team home run leader: Rick Monday (32)
  • Team RBI leader: Bill Madlock (84)
  • Team Wins leader: Ray Burris (15)
  • Team Losses leader: Ray Burris/Bill Bonham (13)
  • Team ERA leader: Bruce Sutter (2.70)
  • Team Strikeout leader: Rick Reuschel (146)
  • Team Saves leader: Bruce Sutter (10)

3 comments:

  1. Per previous conversations on the "floating head Cubs," Chicago didn't release a team photo for several years, so Topps compiled their own from individual player mugshots.

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  2. What's with the whole floating head thing? LOL I've never seen this kind of thing! Topps must've had some kind of crazy guilletine lover working for them that year

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  3. I have hundreds of cards from this set. If anyone would want to trade for anything from 1972 - 1974 please let me know.

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