Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Phillies Tony Gonzalez

1977 was the earliest year for which I could find baseball cards for Phillies minor league teams. I would have liked to buy the whole sets but I could only find individual cards on eBay and they were pretty pricy. So I settled for one for now.

1977 TCMA Spartensburg Phillies #15 Tony Gonzalez

Tony was a coach with the Spartensburg Phillies in 1977. I like how they managed to squeeze the entire season schedule on the back of the card.  It's pretty much unreadable.

Tony was originally signed by the Reds and debuted with them in 1960. He was traded to the Phillies in June 1960 and played for the Phils through 1968. Tony was a popular player in Philadelphia. He hit .295 for the team while here with 77 home runs.

Here are some other Gonzalez cards I own.

1964 Topps Giants #14

1966 Topps #748

1968 Topps #245

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