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Roy Face

1969 Topps Set (Baseball)

Roy tied a mark when he appeared in his 806th game as a Pirate.

Javier Baez

2016 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Javier, just 23, has spent parts of the past three seasons in the Majors, adding left field to his diverse defensive profile in 2016. He's a ferocious swinger who can make parks look small when he connects.

Javier went 5-for-15 in the 2015 postseason. He clobbered a key homer in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Josh Jung

2023 Topps Archives Set (Baseball)

Josh was viewed as an average-over-power hitter when he was drafted in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft. In 2023, he was second on the Club with eight HRS through Texas' first 33 games. Overall, he was hitting 21% over the AL average (OPS+). That was a dramatic rebound from 2022. Through 235 MLB PAs, he homered at a rate of 37 per 162 games.

Eloy Jimenez

2023 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Acquired from Cubs with Dylan Cease for Jose Quintana, 7-13-17. First player in White Sox history with back-to-back five hit games (2021). Missed two months with hamstring injury.

Hit light tower with MiLB homer (2017).
Bryce Harper

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Set (Baseball)

Going the other way for a home run in San Diego's cavernous ballpark is no easy feat. Making it look like child's play on June 16, 2016, Harper swatted a two-run shot to left as part of Washington's 8-5 win. "I'm looking for balls that I can crush," he said. "Swing the bat, swing it hard and hit some over the fence."

Ryan Howard

2008 Upper Deck Timeline Set (Baseball)

Often an all-or-nothing hitter, Howard ranked second in the National League with 47 home runs last year while also setting a Major League single-season record with 199 strikeouts.

Adrian Gonzalez

2008 Upper Deck Timeline Set (Baseball)

Since coming over from the Rangers prior to the 2006 season, Gonzalez has been everything the Padres hoped for. He is an outstanding defender at first base, and his 30 homers and 100 RBI were both tops on the team last year.

Francisco Lindor

2024 Topps Set (Baseball)

Francisco led NL shortstops in homers and RBI en route to an NL Silver Slugger Award in 2023. He's one of only five players at his position to amass at least 200 longballs, 250 doubles and 150 steals.

Mitch Keller

2023 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Pitched 6+ IP just one time in each of three prior seasons before doing it 14 times in 2022 alone. Compiled a 3.20 ERA in last 23 games (123.2 IP). Slider graded No. 2 in Baseball.

Allowed one run or less in 10 of first 25 starts.
Jose Altuve

2023 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

Altuve posted the third-highest OPS of his career in 2022 while winning his sixth Silver Slugger Award - second only to Ryne Sandberg (seven) among keystone staffers. He punished southpaws with a 1.086 OPS, homering once every 14.1. at-bats against them.

Willy Adames

2018 Topps Update "Update Series" (Baseball)

A key part of the Tampa Bay Rays future arrived on May 22, 2018, when Willy was called up from Triple-A. The team's No. 1 prospect gave a sneak preview with a stunning home run off ace Chris Sale in his second at-bat, becoming the initial player ever to go deep at Tropicana Field in his first game.

Owen Miller

2022 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Owen was part of the return the Guardians received from the Padres for trading Mike Clevinger there in 2020. In May 2021, Cleveland called him up, after he climbed into their top 20 prospects. He got off to a red-hot start at Triple-A Columbus, hitting .406 with a 1.067 OPS in his first 16 games. His first hit was an infield single.

Stole his first MLB base vs. Twins - 8-18-21.
Billy Hunter

1959 Topps Set (Baseball)

Billy gives the Indians defensive strength. Last year he pulled 51 D.P.'s in 86 games.

Billy played on the '53 All-Star team.
Rich Beck, Roy White

1966 Topps Set (Baseball)

A 25 year old righthander with lots of potential, Rich won 2 games for the Yankees late last year. He notched 13 wins at Columbus. Last year at Columbus, Roy socked 19 home runs and hit .300. In 14 games with the Yankees in September, he batted .333.

Xander Bogaerts

2022 Topps Holiday Set (Baseball)

No shortstop can match Xander's offensive body of work since 2018- a period over which his numbers top the board in nearly every key category. He's now played the second-most Red Sox games ever at the position.

Foster Castleman

1958 Topps Set (Baseball)

Leg trouble hampered Foss through most of his seasons with the Giants. Apparently healed at last, he moved on to the Orioles this season, where he fills an important gap in the infield. He always swings a hefty bat.

Foss collected 5 doubles in only 85 games at Minneapolis in 1954. He has a good record as a pinch hitter.
Miguel Rojas

2023 Topps Set (Baseball)

Long a stellar defender, Miguel was never better than at age in 33 in 2022. At shortstop, his .987 FLD% led MLB; his 16 runs saved topped NL players; and his 64 straight errorless games were a Marlins record.

Max Bishop

1934 Diamond Stars Set (Baseball)

Batting Tips - Don't Hit Bad Balls. Most effective leadoff man in the American League is Max Bishop of the Boston Red Sox, who gets more bases on balls than any other man in the league except Babe Ruth. A batter who swings at bad balls makes a pitcher's job twice as easy. A patient batter forces the pitcher to put the ball where he can meet it squarely and the battle between pitcher and batter is always to see which can get the other in a "hole" first, and gain the edge on balls or strikes. Yet sometimes, when a pitcher makes a habit of trying to sneak the first pitch across for a strike, smart batters blaze away at this pitch. A sharp eye and a cool nerve are the first laws of good hitting.

John DeMerit

1962 Topps Set (Baseball)

The Mets feel that John was one of the most important draft picks that they made during the winter. The talented outfielder was signed with a bonus by the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. John loves all sports and was a star basketball player during his school days.

MINOR LEAGUE SLUGGER. John clouted 4 consecutive home runs in 1958 for Atlanta.
Amed Rosario

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Set (Baseball)

Amed thrived in 2021 as Francisco Lindor's shortstop successor in Cleveland. He was the only player with six four-hit games, and he went 13-for-13 on steals.

Logan Allen

2022 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Logan's inspiration is his older brother Philip, who suffered a trauma near his brain stem as a toddler, resulting in a condition similar to cerebral palsy. Logan tattooed Philip's name on his right arm with two phrases: "What Handicap?" and "Brother's Protector." Logan's makeup and work ethic turned this 231st MLB Draft Pick into a big leaguer.

Tossed six innings allowing one hit and one walk - 8-27-21.
Albert Pujols

2006 Topps Set (Baseball)

There is a telling statistic about Albert in 2005 that revealed his uniqueness as a power hitter: Beginning in mid-Spring Training and extending through the first two weeks of the regular season, he went 108 straight plate appearances without striking out. In '04, Pujols's 52 whifts were the 10th-fewest ever by a player with more than 45 home runs.

Albert's nickname is "The Machine"
Tommy John

1967 Topps Set (Baseball)

For the second consecutive season, Tommy led the Chicago White Sox staff with fourteen victories in 1966. The tall southpaw started thirty-three ballgames, the most on the club and completed ten contests. Tommy came to the Sox along with Tommy Agee via a three club trade involving eight players in early 1965.

Tommy pitched five shutouts last year. He likes to relax with golf clubs.
Mickey Stanley

1969 Topps Set (Baseball)

Mgr. Mayo Smith's World Series surprise was Mickey Stanley as the Tiger shortstop. The skilled outfielder is also capable of subbing at first base.

Mickey topped Detroit in stolen bases in 1967.
Hans Crouse

2022 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

Hans fully embraces his eccentricities, Phillies including an insistence on stretching for exactly 28 minutes before he steps on the mound, and his mid-windup hip shimmying. He made it all work to the tune of 10.4 SOs/9 IP ahead of his Phillies debut last September.

Bill Henry

1966 Topps Set (Baseball)

The veteran reliever was tied for the NL lead with 65 appearances in '59. Bill's baseball career began with Clarksdale in '48.

Bill was credited with 17 'saves' in 1960
Daniel Vogelbach

2023 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Ranks 37th all-time in BB% *min. 1,500 PAs). His first career triple, 5-17-22.

Made the MLB All-Star team in 2019.
Bill Consolo

1955 Topps Set (Baseball)

Billy showed his versatility last season with fine performances at 3rd, 2nd and Shortstop. One of the fastest men in Baseball, he uses his speed to scoop up the 'sure hits' and turn them into outs. Signed by Boston for a $60,000 bonus in '53, Billy played in 47 games as a freshman and was also used as a pinch-runner. As a youngster he starred in American Legion ball.

Wayne Terwilliger

1991 Topps Archives Set (Baseball)

The Dodgers swapped Wayne to the Senators in September of '52. He'd been with the Cubs since '49 before coming to the Brooks in July of '51. "Twig" had an impressive war record serving with the Marines at Saipan, Tinjay and Iwo Jima. He's been in pro ball since '48 and came up to the Majors after hitting .278 for Los Angeles in '49. In '50, as a Cub, he hit 10 HR's. 1951 was spent at St. Paul.

What, in baseball slang, is meant by 'ivory'? Ans.: A high-priced rookie.
Tom Morgan

1962 Topps Set (Baseball)

Tom has been in the majors ever since he broke in with the Yankees in 1951. In recent years he has pitched with Kansas City, Detroit, and Washington, coming to L.A. before the '61 campaign started. Returning from the Army in '54, Tom had his best season, winning 11.

TOM DOES THE JOB HIMSELF. Tom tied a record for a pitcher with 5 putouts in one game.
Travis Hafner

2008 Upper Deck Timeline Set (Baseball)

Hafner continued to mash for Cleveland in 2007, registering his fourth straight season with at least 100 RBI. He homered twice and drove in four runs in a 7-5 win at Minnesota on 9/4.

Eddie Yost

1952 Topps Set (Baseball)

One of four players to hit a Home Run in every American League Stadium in '51, Ed broke in with the Senators in ’44 without playing in the minors. A War Veteran, Ed led the League in Walks in 1950 and was 2nd in '51 with 126. A New York University student during the off-season, he was tops in the League in Putouts at third base in 1948-50-51 and in Double Plays in 1950. His best year at bat was 1950 with .295.

Felipe Alou

1966 Topps Set (Baseball)

Felipe was his league's batting champion in 1956.

Felipe is one of 3 Alous in the Majors
Chris Zachary

1964 Topps Set (Baseball)

Talk about youngsters making the big leagues in a hurry, Chris was hurling for the Colts last year as a 19 year old rookie. The tall right-hander has never pitched in a minor league game, as he gained his diamond experience with an American Legion baseball team in Knoxville Tennessee. Chris figures heavily in the Houston Youth Movement.

Jim Rivera

1958 Topps Set (Baseball)

One of the real 'hoofers' in baseball, Jim stole 18 bases in '57. He thrills fans with his head first slides and drives pitchers crazy with his baserunning. His .286 in 1954 was Jim's top mark.

"Jungle Jim" is one of baseball's smartest baserunners. He was batting king of the Pacific Coast League before coming to the majors.
Scott Brosius

1998 Topps Set (Baseball)

Although Scott followed his best season with his worst, the Yankees were so certain the real Brosius will re-emerge in 1998 that they traded for him and cut loose their primary '97 third basemen. In either case, he is a defensive asset whose .977 fielding percentage was third-highest among ML hot cornermen.

Tommie Agee

1969 Topps Set (Baseball)

Speedy and as flashy a fielder as anyone in the majors, Tommie led A.L. outfielders with 7 double plays in '66.

In 1966, Tommie was named the A.L. Rookie-Of-The-Year.