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1. My Topps rookie is 1978 #36. I was born in Los Angeles in 1956 and made my MLB debut in 1977 with an AL team on the east coast. I eventually played for 4 teams in both leagues over a 21 year career. I'm a member of the 500 home run club, hit .300 or better 7 times, 100 RBI or better 6 times, and was an All-Star 8 times. I retired in 1997. Who am I?
2. My Topps rookie is 1979 #116. I was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1954 and debuted in the ML in 1978 with an NL team on the west coast. I later played for one other NL team before retiring in 1996. I hit .262 lifetime and had 2460 hits, but it was really my glove that got me 15 All-Star appearances and a sure trip to Cooperstown. Who am I?
3. My rookie card is 1980 #482. I was born in 1958 in Chicago and came up to the majors in 1979 with an AL team on the west coast. I played for a bunch of teams in both leagues over 23 years, including 4 separate stretches with the same team! I joined the 3000 hit club (of course) and stole (are you ready for this?) more than 1300 bases! Who am I? (Like you don't know a great player like me!)
4. My rookie card is 1982 #21, but I had to share it with Bob Bonner and Jeff Schneider. I was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1960 and broke in in 1981 with an AL team on the east coast. I stayed with the same team for 21 years, through 2001. I hit 431 homers and 1695 RBI. I had 19 straight All-Star appearances and two league MVP awards, but I also set a record that may never be broken, partly because not that many people even try! Who am I?
5. My rookie card is 1983 #498. I was born in 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska, and I broke in in 1982 with an AL team on the east coast. I played for 2 other teams but I stayed in the AL my whole career, retiring in 1999. I hit .300 or better in all but 3 of my 18 seasons, compiling a .328 lifetime average and winning 5 batting titles. Add to this 8 times leading the league in times on base and 12 straight All-Star appearances. But enough about me! Do you know who I am?
6. My rookie card is 1983 #482. I was born in 1960 in Los Angeles. I made my ML debut with an NL team on the west coast and stayed with them for my whole 20 year career. I batted .309 or over for 19 straight years after hitting .289 my rookie season, finishing with a .338 lifetime average, 8 batting titles, and 15 All-Star appearances. Do you know me?
7. My rookie card is 1983 #83. I was born in Spokane, Washington in 1959 and debuted in 1981 with an NL team on the east coast, but the following year I was with an NL team in the midwest, and I played 15 years with them until I retired. I batted .285 with 2386 hits, but I was even better known as one of the best infielders in baseball. I won 9 straight gold glove awards and had 10 straight All-Star appearances. I'm also a pretty handsome dude if I do say so myself. Who am I?
8. My rookie card is 1985 #401. I was born in Pomona, California in 1963 and came to the majors in 1986 with an AL team on the west coast. After many years, I went to an NL team in the midwest. I was in the All-Star game 12 times. I joined the 500 home run club and retired after 16 seasons with a .588 slugging average. I hope I don't sound like I'm bragging because I'm really a very modest guy considering my achievements. Am I Barry Bonds?
9. My rookie card is 1985 #181. I was born in 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, and my first name is actually William. (Hey, I almost forgot that myself!) I came up in 1984 with an AL team on the east coast but have played for two other AL teams. In my first 18 years I won 280 games with a 3.10 ERA. I also picked up 5 Cy Young awards along the way. I may not be Mike Piazza's favorite pitcher, but most batters have a healthy respect for me. Who am I?
10. My rookie card is 1985 #536. I was born in 1960 in Chicago and made it to the bigs in 1984 with an AL team in the midwest. I stayed with that team for my whole career. I was an All-Star 10 straight years and won 6 gold glove awards. I hit .300 or better 8 times, got 200 or more hits 4 times, and retired with a .318 batting average. My career was cut short in my prime by a health problem, but my record and my popularity led to my election to the HOF. Who am I?
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