Some famous players are on this list including Nap Lajoie, Hugh Duffy Paul Konerko. I notice Rocco Baldelli on this list too. Baldelli brings back memories from The National Card Show in Baltimore one year. I bought a few boxes of newer cards that advertised a jersey/auto card in each box. I managed to pull two Baldelli jersey cards in one day. What are the odds and why couldn't I get someone different (better)? Later I think I got one of his autographs from a box.
Only two of the 77 players managed to get on a Kellogg's card. Bill Almon found his way into the 1979 set. Almon played longer than I remembered - 15 seasons. Another surprise was that in 1981 he received MVP votes finishing 19th for the White Sox.
Almon played for seven teams with the Padres being his longest stop - six years. Not only is he from Rhode Island, he managed to stay there for college. I can't blame him since he went to Brown University, one of about 12 colleges in RI.
The Padres selected him as the #1 pick in the 1974 draft. He played in the majors that year.
He ranks first one a career fielding list. See the information from baseball-reference.com that is below.
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Range Factor/9Inn as SS||Throws|
|1.||Bill Almon (15)||5.270||R|
Davey Lopes also appeared in 1979. He was featured in the 1980 and 1981 sets too.
I remember when Lopes set the record with 38 consecutive stolen bases. Topps commemorated that with a card the next year. Vince Coleman later broke that record.