Sunday, May 30, 2010
489 - Jeff Burroughs
Jeff Burroughs enjoyed 16 seasons in the Major Leagues and seven seasons with the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers organization. Burroughs was the number one overall selection on the 1969 draft. Burroughs enjoyed his best season in 1974 in which he hit .301 with 25 home runs a league-leading 118 RBI. He was also selected at the starting left fielder in the All-Star Game that year and was named the American League Most Valuable Player.
Also in 1974, Burroughs would also become a key figure in Ten-Cent Beer Night.
For more information on Ten-Cent Beer Night:
The night beer and violence bubbled over in Cleveland
After his days in Texas, Burroughs would later play for the Braves (with whom he was also an All-Star), Mariners, A's and Blue Jays before retiring in 1985.
About This Card
The Jeff Burroughs card was a number of semi-star singles I needed for this set. Prices for the semi-stars range widely, and, it seems like, depends on how many people are looking for singles in their 1973 Topps sets for that week. This one I bought for $2 on eBay.