Thursday, February 19, 2009

We have a winner

 
The answer is 179.  The closest guess was Shotgun Spratling (222) who is the main writer for The Blue Workhorse, "a sports blog encompassing MLB baseball, NBA basketball, NFL football, NHL hockey, PGA golf, NCAA athletics, and everything in between."  Quite fun.  Apparently Mr. Spratling and his cronies attended Maryville College, just a stone's throw away from where I live.

I've contacted Mr. Spratling to find out which team cards he'd like.  I'm assuming that it will be the Braves.

Here's the supporting information on the answer....

According to Gene Florence's Standard Baseball Card Price Guide (4th Edition) here is a listing of all players (last names starting with A-C) that were only issued one Topps Chewing Gum Company, Inc. card from the years 1951-1991.

They are listed alphabetically. Any errors with this list are mine and might have resulted from small print, failing eyes and fat fingers.
Name                    Yr      No.
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Abarbanel, Mickey 68 287
Adams, Mike 74 573
Adduci, Jim 89 338
Akins, Sid 85 390
Alcaraz, Luis 69 437
Aldrich, Jay 88 616
Alfaro, Flavio 85 391
Allen, Jamie 84 744
Alou, Moises 91 526
Alvarez, Ossie 59 504
Alvarez, Rogelio 63 158
Angelini, Norm 73 616
Ansley, Willie 89 607
Antonello, Bill 53 272
Appling, Luke 60 461
Arft, Hank 52 284
Arias, Rodolfo 59 537
Arndt, Larry 89TMLD 7
Aust, Dennis 66 179
Azocar, Oscar 91 659
Babitt, Shooty 82 578
Baez, Jose 78 311
Bakenhaster, Dave 64 479
Baker, Floyd 52 292
Baker, Steve 83TTR 6
Balaz, John 76 539
Baldwin, Reggie 80 678
Bales, Wes 67 51
Baller, Jay 88 717
Barbieri, Jim 67 76
Bargar, Greg 84 474
Barr, Steve 76 595
Bates, Billy 89TMLD 9
Bathe, Bill 91 679
Batton, Chris 77 475
Baumer, Jim 61 292
Beall, Bob 79 222
Beamon, Charley 59 192
Beamon, Charlie 80 672
Beard, Mike 76 53
Beard, Ted 52 150
Beardon, Gene 52 229
Beare, Gary 78 516
Beatty, Blaine 89TMLD 11
Beck, Rich 66 234
Becker, Joe 60 463
Bell, Dave (Gus) 51Trb 17
Bella, Zeke 59 254
Bene, Bill 89 84
Benton, Al 52 374
Berardino, Johnny 52 253
Bernier, Carlos 53 243
Bestwick, Jim 79 725
Bethke, Jim 65 533
Bevan, Hal 61 456
Birrer, Babe 56 84
Bittiger, Jeff 89 209
Bjorkman, George 84 116
Blades, Ray 54 243
Bladt, Rich 74 601
Blateric, Steve 73 616
Blaylock, Bob 59 211
Blaylock, Gary 59 539
Blaylock, Marv 57 224
Blocker, Terry 89 76
Blyzka, Mike 54 152
Bockus, Randy 89 733
Boehmer, Len 69 519
Bohammer, Jack 74 586
Bokelmann, Dick 53 204
Boles, Carl 63 428
Bollweg, Don 52 128
Bonikowski, Joe 62 592
Booker, Jim 76 243
Boone, Danny 82 407
Boris, Paul 83 266
Bourjos, Chris 81 502
Boyd, Gary 70 7
Boyland, Dorian 80 683
Bradely, Mark 84 316
Bradley, Tom 76 644
Brady, Brian 89TMLD 19
Brady, Jim 56 126
Braun, John 65 82
Brazle, Al 52 228
Breazeale, Jim 73 33
Brickell, Fritz 61 333
Brideweser, Jim 57 382
Brizzolara, Tony 80 156
Brown, Tom 64 311
Brown, Tommy 52 281
Brown, Winston 61 391
Browning, Brian 83 442
Bruhert, Mike 79 172
Bruno, Tom 79 724
Bryden, T.R. 87 387
Buchia, Johnny 52 19
Budaska, Mark 82 531
Burbrink, Nelson 56 27
Burdette, Fred 64 408
Burford, Don 64 368
Burke, Steve 78 709
Burton, Jim 76 471
Burwell, Bill 60 467
Buschhorn, Don 65 577
Byrd, Jeff 78 667
Caffie, Joe 58 182
Caffrey, Bob 85 394
Camilli, Lou 88 64
Campbell, Ron 67 497
Camper, Cardell 78 711
Canseco, Ozzie 91 162
Capel, Mike 89 767
Cardinal, Randy 63 562
Carpin, Frank 66 71
Casagrande, Tom 55 167
Cash, Ron 74 600
Casian, Larry 94 374
Castiglione, Pete 52 260
Cato, Keefe 85 367
Cedano, Andujar 91 646
Chambers, Al 85 277
Chapman, Ben 52 391
Chapman, Sam 51Tbb 52
Chappas, Harry 80 347
Chavarria, Ossie 67 344
Chiamparino, Scott 91 676
Chiffer, Floyd 83 298
Childress, Rocky 88 643
Chipman, Bob 52 388
Chittum, Nelson 60 296
Chlupsa, Bob 71 594
Chris, Mike 80 666
Chrisitiansen, Clay 85 211
Ciardi, Mark 88 417
Cias, Darryl 84 159
Cipriani, Frank 62 333
Clark, Al 52 278
Clark, Joe 85 740
Clark, Mike 53 193
Clark, Terry 89 129
Clarke, Stan 88 556
Clary, Ellis 60 470
Clemens, Doug 67 489
Clemons, Lance 72 372
Cochrane, Mickey 76TAS 348
Coggins, Frank 68 96
Cohen, Andy 60 466
Coker, Jimmie 67 158
Colbrunn, Greg 91 91
Cole, Alex 91 421
Collum, Jackie 57 268
Colpaert, Dick 73 608
Colson, Lloyd 71 111
Combs, Earle 54 183
Combs, Merrill 52 18
Compton, Mike 71 77
Conley, Bob 59 121
Consuegra, Sandy 56 265
Coogan, Dale 52 87
Cooney, Johnny 60 458
Cooper, Don 82 409
Cora, Joey 88 91
Corbett, Sherman 89 99
Cornell, Jeff 85 514
Costo, Tim 91 103
Coughtry, Marlan 62 595
Cox, Jeff 81 133
Cox, Jim 74 600
Cox, Terry 71 559
Craddock, Walt 59 281
Craig, Rodney 80 672
Cram, Jerry 71 247
Crosby, Ken 76 593
Cuccinello, Tony 60 458
Cuellar, Bobby 80 665
Cunningham, Earl 90 134
Curry, Steve 89 471
Cuyler, Milt 91 684
Key:
TAS = Topps All Star card of any given year
Tbb = 1951 Topps Blue Back
Trb = 1951 Topps Red Back
TMLD = Topps Major League Debut card set
TTR = Topps Traded card

It would be fun to create a set of these players by decade.  The 1980's wouldn't be terrible to create.  I'll let someone else do that, though.
 

1 comment:

  1. And I was so close . . . only off by a factor of 4.

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