Saturday, August 29, 2009

1976 Topps #191 - NL Batting Leaders

  • The 1976 Topps league leader cards are probably my favorite ones from the 1970s. The top two or three players in each category are presented well, and the backs show the leaders from each season since 1901. It's cool to see the dominance of some players in a category. Rogers Hornsby really had a great run in the early 1920s. There are a lot of great names on this card (Musial, Wagner, Mays, Aaron, Clemente, Hornsby, Rose, just to name a few).
  • The race for the 1975 NL batting title really wasn't much of a race. Bill Madlock won it by 22 points. Ted Simmons had a nice year though---it isn't very often that a catcher finishes second in a league batting race.


  1. I agree, they're the best. I loved them when I was a kid. The back, where they list the leaders for every year, is great.

  2. catchers at second and third. Went to PNC park. Manny's BBQ is pretty lousy and he was never there to sign autographs. One of the games I went to he was definitely in the park, since they honored a number of old Pirates before the game. Oh, well. I like Ed Ott better anyways.