Sunday, September 13, 2009

1976 Topps #205 - Major League Leading Firemen-1975

  • What is a fireman? That's what we wondered when we got these cards. Most of the time these pitchers weren't really considered to be stars (at least not like the other leaders). Now everyone knows who the better stoppers are.
  • Rich Gossage led the AL in saves three times (1975, 1978, 1980). He won only one Rolaids Relief Man of the Year award (1978), but he was the best reliever of his time.
  • Al Hrabosky had his best season in 1975. He was 13-3 with a league-leading 22 saves and a 1.66 ERA. Al finished 3rd in NL Cy Young Award voting and 8th in MVP voting.


  1. Love your blog. Great Read. Especially since my Reds won it all in 1976.

    Is your want list up to date? If so go, and open an account. If you will let me know that the account is created, we will send you some cards for your collection.

    Take Care,


  2. Two great pitchers and fantastic men of baseball. I bumped into Goose just before his HOF induction and he was a real nice guy.