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1. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 223. I didn't get as much media attention as some players because I played my whole career for a small-market team, but the Hall of Fame voters didn't forget me. I was born in 1955 in Danville, Illinois, not very far from my ML home. I played over 100 games during my first ML season at age 18! I totalled 3142 base hits and 1406 RBI and played shortstop in my early years but moved to the outfield later on. Who am I?
2. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 228. I was born in 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia. I played for the same team for 21 seasons, mostly at third base. My career BA was .305, with 3154 hits and 1595 RBI. I was an All-Star 12 times. Who am I?
3. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 616, which I share with 3 other players. I was born in Anderson, South Carolina, in 1953, and I played my whole career for one team. I was MVP in 1978 after hitting 46 homers, bagging 139 RBI, and racking up 406 total bases, a number rarely reached in the Majors. I played left field, becoming just the third regular left fielder for my team in a string lasting from 1939 until 1986. Who am I?
4. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 620. I share the card with 3 other players. I was born April 8, 1954, in Culver City, California. I made my ML debut in 1974 and soon became one of the best catchers in baseball. I spent most of my career with two teams in the NL East and made 12 All-Star appearances. Who am I?
5. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 622. I share the card with three other players. I was born Feb. 3, 1952 in Chicago and made my ML debut in 1974. I played the outfield and split most of my 17 ML seasons among three Al teams. I was the first player to be ROY and MVP in the same year. Who am I?
6. My Topps rookie card is 1975, number 623. I share the card with 3 other players. I was born on October 20, 1953 in San Francisco. I made my ML debut in 1974 and spent most of my career with two NL teams. For many years, I was considered the best fielder at my infield position, winning 11 Gold Gloves and becoming MVP in a rare tie vote. Who am I?
7. My Topps rookie card is 1976, number 599, which I share with 3 other players. I was born August 28, 1950, in Lafayette, Louisiana, and I made my ML debut in 1975. I spent my whole fourteen-year career with the same team in the AL East. My greatest season was in 1978, when I went 25 and 3, with a 1.74 ERA., winning the Cy Young. I had 2 more 20-win seasons and finished my career with 170 victories and 91 losses. My nickname is Louisiana Lightning. Who am I?
8. My Topps rookie card is 1977, number 473, which I share with 3 other players. I was born July 10, 1954, in Miami, Florida, and I made my ML debut in 1976. I played 19 of my 21 seasons in the NL, dividing my time among the North, the FAR North, and the Very Deep South. I was a Gold Glove outfielder 8 times, Rookie of the Year, and MVP 10 years later. Who am I?
9. My rookie card was Topps 1977, number 476. I share the card with 3 other players. I was born March 12, 1956, in Portland, Oregon. My ML debut was in 1976. I spent all my 18 years in the NL, 14 1/2 with the team I came up with. I was a catcher, but before long I moved to first base and then the outfield. I won 2 MVPs and 5 Gold Gloves. Who am I?
10. My Topps rookie card is 1977, number 488, which I share with 3 other players. I was born Nov. 10, 1955, in New Brighton, PA. I made my ML debut in 1975 with a West Coast team, and I spent my 18 seasons with 5 teams, mostly patrolling the outfield, mostly in the NL. I was always a threat to go deep, hitting at least 20 homers in 11 different seasons, including 35 in 1987. Who am I?
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