Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TRADED: 1977 GEORGE SCOTT

Time to go and create a “traded” card for “Boomer” George Scott, the player the Red Sox got in return for Cecil Cooper on December 6th, 1976, who I covered a while back:


Already an all-star for the Red Sox between 1966 and 1971 before heading to Milwaukee, Scott came back and continued his bashing ways in 1977, hitting 33 homers with 95 runs batted in and 103 runs scored, getting him his third and final all-star nod.
Sadly for the Red Sox, Scott’s production would drop-off, to the point he found himself in Kansas City in 1979, whereas Cecil Cooper went on to a borderline Hall of Fame career with the Brewers through the 1980’s.
Nevertheless, Scott put together an excellent 14-year career that saw him collect just under 2000 hits, 271 home runs and 1051 RBI’s along with eight Gold Gloves for his fielding at first base.
Not bad at all...

5 comments:

  1. I liked getting Boomer's cards because his last name was my first name. I liked how several of his Topps cards had his flapless batting helmet instead of a cap. It's a very nice card but I'm not a fan of the sideways orientation since Topps didn't use that format in 1977.

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    1. I've always been a sucker for the horizontal format. Couldn't help it! I thought the team cards that year had this very nice, clean layout, making me wish there was a player or two done the same way...
      Love that '77 set!!

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  2. Loved Big George Scott....Tater Man!

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  3. The Brewers got the better deal -- definitely. Scott would retire two years later, whereas Cooper -- among other accomplishments -- helped his team make it to the World Series in '82. Anyway, how about making a '79 Topps card of Scott on the Royals. That would be interesting to see!

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