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Friday, December 30, 2011

1973 Topps–Terry Forster #129

I’m collecting the 1973 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.
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  • Card Facts – Terry Forster – Chicago White Sox – Card # 129
  • Purchase Price – $.33 (Ebay lot, 7/$2.34)
  • On the back (toon) – Terry likes to go skiing.
    • “One of Terry’s most impressive efforts of 1972 occurred in Cleveland, July 11th.  He relieved Rich Gossage with one out in the 7th inning and hurled the final 2 2/3 innings of the game.  He was credited with his 12th save of the season, protecting Chisox’ 4-3 victory which was credited to Gossage.  Terry had his best curveball of the season that game, he allowed Tribe only one hit and fanned three in his short stint.”
  • Drafted by the White Sox in the 2nd round in 1970.
  • Debut – April 11, 1971.
  • 1971-1976 (White Sox), 1977 (Pirates), 1978-1982 (Dodgers), 1983-1985 (Braves), 1986 (Angels)
  • Born in Sioux Falls, SD
Led the league in saves in 1974 (24). Made the White Sox roster in 1971 after only 10 minor league (A) games.  Has a lifetime Batting Average of .397 with 78 at bats.
  • Cards posted in this set – 4
  • Total price paid – $1.00
  • Average price per card – $0.25
  • Cards left to post – 680 (including NNO Checklists)

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