Comments on: Card of the Week: 1974 Topps Traded Fernando Gonzalez http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: andyr http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-93441 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:44:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-93441 For some reason, I had that full season- pack by pack! Too many "traded" cards- too many Bill Castro cards-too many Reggie Clevelands- held the set for years waiting for them to appreciate in value- sadly, my dog took matters into his own hands one day when I accidently left them out...

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By: Skeeb Wilcox http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-93392 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:37:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-93392 The Carlton "Traded" was a '72 High Number. Gonzalez went in the Nelson Briles deal, who was also included in the '74 set. Nellie is still my favorite player of all-time...he is sadly missed.

As for the '76 Traded set, I NEVER SAW A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE CARDS COME OUT OF A PACK! Had to buy the complete set for like $2.50 around 1982. The '74's, however, seemed to dominate a pack of that year's Topps cards...

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By: Dan W http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-93250 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:14:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-93250 I loved those traded cards - I think the 74 traded has a Steve Carlton too, if I remember correctly. I also remember that Gonzales card, I always thought he looked depressed. Some of the airbrushing on some of those cards is down right amateurish. There's a Frank Robinson traded from that year too I believe.

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By: DaveR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-93020 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 03:58:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-93020 Oops! I mean '78. I had him sign the ball in '78, and his HR helped Gaylord in '79.

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By: DaveR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-93018 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 03:56:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-93018 I got a foul ball that year, and I have his autograph on it. For some reason I remember him. His HR on April 5 of '77 was the game-winner for Gaylord Perry, if I recall.

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By: Tony Bell http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-92922 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:47:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-92922 my brother and I began collected baseball cards in 1974......I was 9, he 6......we had a marvelous time and we both had this card.......eventually we collected baseball, football and basketball cards.......we ended up with him collecting baseball and me football and gave each other all our cards for the respective sport

he chose wisely

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By: Bruce Markusen http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-92915 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:22:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-92915 This card is so seventies, from the hair to the mustache to the polyester uniforms worn by the Pirates. They were the first team to switch from the flannels to the doubleknits; that circular neck line was pretty distinctive, too.!"

Gonzalez does look a bit perturbed in the photo. Perhaps he looked around at the talent in the Pirates' camp and said to himself, "There's no way I'm getting any playing time here!"

Good catch on the player in the background. It is indeed sweet-swinging Al Oliver, No. 16. A good player and a good guy.

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By: juan sin miedo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-92889 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:04:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-92889 If memory serves me even 1972 was not the first Topps set to recognize players traded. That distinction goes to the 1966 Topps Set. On the back of the card there was a line distinguishing that this particular player was traded during the season, some notalbes are Bob Uecker and Dick Groat. Even some early bowman issued variations, one with a traded line and the other with out.

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By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-92888 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:59:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-92888 this.. again: "I remember this card and it used to scare the hell out of me when I was kid. Gonzalez looks like he wants to kill somebody because he just go traded."

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By: Dvd Avins http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9894/comment-page-1#comment-92886 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:49:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9894#comment-92886 @8 I had a different set that I had far too many of: Bevacqua, yes, but Ed Kirkpatrick, rather than Gonzalez and Murphy.

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