Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #231 - 1976 Record Breaker George Brett

  • I liked the "Highlights" and "Record Breaker" subsets. They were good for educating collectors about the game's history.
  • It's been a while since a Hall of Famer has been featured (although at the time it seemed like Fred Lynn and Vida Blue were on their way to the HOF).
  • Mr. Brett still holds this record. The players who have come the closest to breaking this record are Magglio Ordonez and Cody Ross in 2008.
  • Brett was 18 for 26 during this six game streak.
  • The card doesn't mention it, but Ted Sizemore also had five consecutive 3-hit games in 1970.
  • Rod Carew was 15 for 18 with 4 HR during his five game streak in 1975.

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