Friday, January 6, 2017

CAREER CAPPER- 1976 CLEON JONES

Here’s a “career-capping” card for a guy beloved by New York Mets fans, former outfielder Cleon Jones, who spent 12 of his 13-year career out in Queens:


Jones appeared in only 21 games for the Mets in 1975, batting .240 with 12 hits over 50 at-bats, but his body of work made him an early star of the organization.
For the World Champion team of 1969 he would claim the Mets high-mark in batting average for a season when he batted .340.
He would also bat as high as .319 in 1971, on his way to a lifetime .281 average with 1196 hits over 4263 at-bats in 1213 games.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely card.

    I don't believe that there is a single card out there of Jones with the White Sox. A custom or two, maybe, but not a real card. This was before the days of Update sets!

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  2. What I like about this card is that he is photographed in an away Mets uniform. Seems like every Topps Mets action picture was taken at Shea in the home uniform.

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  4. Chris T - agree. A couple of rare exceptions I can think of are the 1977 topps Bob Myrick and 1978 Ed Kranepool. And neither of those were action shots.

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