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This blog is about sports and sports cards. Which both I love to talk about. My teams are as follows - MLB - Chicago White Sox, NCAA - Michigan Wolverines & NFL - Indianapolis Colts. Although I post my Michigan stuff to another site now - check it out at http://toomanymarios.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 18, 2011

1981 Topps–Rowland Office #319

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.
81topps-rowlandoffice319
  • Card Facts – Rowland Office – Montreal Expos – card #319
  • Purchase Price – $0.11 (part of a lot – 9/$.99)
  • On the back (toon, bottom left) – Launched himself over centerfield fence to rob batter of a homer in 1977.
  • On the back (toon, bottom right) – It’s still considered the best catch ever at Atlanta Stadium
  • Drafted by the Braves in the 4th round
  • Debut – August 5, 1972
  • 1972, 1974-1979 (Braves), 1980-1982 (Expos), 1983 (Yankees)
  • Born in Sacramento, CA
Had 99 or more games from 1974-1980.  Only had 26 games in 1981, then only 5 more in the next 2 seasons before he retired.  Rowland played all 3 outfield positions throughout his career.  Ranked in the top 3 in fielding percentage in 1974 (2nd) and 1978 (3rd) at the centerfield position.  Played 1 game at first base in 1977.
  • Cards I have in this set – 1
  • Total price paid – $0.11
  • Average price per card – $0.11
  • Cards left to purchase – 725

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a wantlist for this set yet? If not, I'll send you all of my doubles along with some White Sox that I have for you.

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