Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TRADED: 1975 LEE MAY

Here's a 1975 "Traded" card for former slugger "Big Bopper" Lee May, who was still shown as a member of the Houston Astros in the 1975 set due to a late trade during the off-season.
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Traded to the Baltimore Orioles from the Houston Astros on December 3, 1974, it would turn out to be a very nice trade for the O's.
All May would do is go on to put in six solid seasons in Baltimore, consistently hitting around 25 homers a year while driving in approximately 85-90 runs.
In 1976 he led the American League in runs batted in with 109 while clubbing 25 homers, teaming up nicely with Reggie Jackson to help lead the team to a second place finish behind eventual American League champs the New York Yankees.
May would end up retiring with over 2000 hits, 350 homers and 1200 RBI's, while being named to three All-Star teams and having two top-10 MVP finishes (1972 and 1976).
After some playing time with the Kansas City Royals in 1982 he called it a career after 18-years and 2071 games.

6 comments:

  1. Vastly underrated. Great card.

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  2. This guy in an Orioles uniform brings back great memories of my childhood

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  3. Nice. Topps left Lee May out of the 1981 set, by the way.

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    1. Really. Hard to miss him. Was he in the Royals Coke set? Was he with the team at that time? I really can't remember.

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  4. Lee definitely didn't have a card in '81 Topps or '81 Coke. I'm 99% sure that his only card in '81 was in the Fleer set -- and he's pictured on the Orioles.

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    1. Another curious Topps omission.

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