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Friday, May 13, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #25 - ?

Rod Carew hit .318 in 1972 to win the AL Batting Title.  It was his second title and his career average moved up to .309.  He didn't steal much or drive in runs and he had yet to exceed 177 hits in a season.  Even though he was a good player he didn't seem like Hall-of-Fame caliber.  

1973 Kellogg's Rod Carew #51

1975 Rating                    -- 7  comment -- A good hitter.

2016 Rating                    -- 9  comment --   A Hall of Famer and a card that I don't find easily.  

Carew's career really picked beginning in 1973.  He hit over .300 from 1973-83 and won five more batting titles.  He moved his career average up to .328 by the time he retired.  He ended up stealing 353 bases.  In six seasons he finished in the top-10 of the MVP voting, winning it in 1977 when he hit 16 homers, drove in 100 runs and batted .388.  

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