Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1981 Topps Jim Sundberg

The front: You don’t see the headshot with the batting helmet too often, but as Sundberg was a catcher, that might have been the only hat he had.

The back: This is an odd error. Sundberg did pinch-run on June 24, 1979, but he did not score a run.

The player: Sundberg spent a decade as the Rangers’ catcher, then spent a year in Milwaukee before coming to Kansas City just in time to help lead the team to their first world championship in 1985. Overall, in 1,962 games in 16 seasons, he hit .248 with 95 HR and 624 RBI.

The man: After his playing career he spent many years in the Rangers front office. He is now primarily an events speaker. He shared his thoughts on baseball cards with this blog in January.

My collection: I have 44 of his cards, from 1975 to 1989. I would be interested in trading for 1977 Hostess #110.

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