Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hall of Fame Relic Card - Orlando Cepeda

2003 Topps ARTifact, Orlando Cepeda (card # AR-OC)

Cepeda, a seven time All-Star, was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1958. It wasn't until 1967 that he won the NL MVP. In 1967 he led the NL in two categories: RBI - 111 and HBP - 12. He spent eight full seasons in San Francisco before being traded to St. Louis for Ray Sadecki. Then a series of trades, releases, and signings with Atlanta, Oakland, Boston, and Kansas City. He played three games with the Athletics.  He went 0-3.  There's a career stop over to be proud of.  He was part of the 1967 World Champions team but batted rather anemically, just .103 for the series.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1999.

I won this on ebay for $1.41, plus $2.50 shipping. Under my $5.00 self imposed limit.  That was over two years ago.  I don't know why I'm just now blogging about this.  Perhaps because I haven't been showing too many cards recently.

1 comment:

  1. It's a compelling but weird looking set. Very un-baseball card looking.