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)


  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.

  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

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