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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/

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1973 Topps–Bill Plummer #177

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 – Bill Plummer – Cincinnati Reds – Card #177
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay lot, 40/$4.25)
  • On the back (toon) – Bill enjoys hunting trips in the off-season.
    • “Bill comes from a baseball family.  His father, Bill Plummer, was a minor league pitcher, 1921-1927, and his uncle “Red” Baldwin, caught in the minors, 1915-1931.”
  • Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1965.
  • Debut – April 19, 1968
  • 1968 (Cubs), 1970-1976 (Reds), 1978 (Mariners)
  • Born in Oakland, CA

I remember having a Reds hat growing up.  I don’t remember exactly why, but I do know I loved that hat.  I do like the catcher logo they use for these cards.  The squatting position.  It works for a catcher, not for me though, I hurt thinking about squatting to that position for a few seconds. 

  • Cards posted in this set – 18
  • Total price paid – $2.54
  • Average price per card – $0.14
  • Cards left to post – 666 (including NNO Checklists)

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