Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Thursday, May 12, 2011

1976 Kellogg's #11 - Bert Blyleven



  • What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    • Blyleven struck out over 200 batters for the fifth straight year in 1975
    • At the age of 24, Bert already had 95 career wins
    • As the card says, in 1975 Blyleven had his highest ERA (3.00) since his 1970 rookie season. That's still pretty good!
  • 1976 Highlights:
    • Bert finished below .500 (13-16) for the first time in his career
    • Split the season between Minnesota (4-5, 3.12 ERA) and Texas (9-11, 2.76 ERA)
    • Traded with Danny Thompson to the Texas Rangers on June 2 for Roy Smalley, Mike Cubbage, Bill Singer, Jim Gideon, and $250,000

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