220 – 1987 Topps – Joe Carter

220 – 1987 Topps – Joe Carter

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The Chicago Cubs drafted Joe Carter with the second overall pick of the 1981 amateur draft. He played college baseball for Wichita State University. Prior to college, he played his prep at Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He made his major league début for the Cubs on July 30, 1983. In his début, he entered …

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594 – 1987 Topps – Rick Anderson

594 – 1987 Topps – Rick Anderson

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The New York Mets selected Rick Anderson with the 580th selection of the 1978 amateur draft. Prior to being drafted, Rick played college baseball for the University of Washington. Prior to that, he played prep baseball for Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. He drew the start in his major league début on June 9, …

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Washington Senator Gil Coan Signed Photo

Washington Senator Gil Coan Signed Photo

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The Washington Senators signed Gil Coan as an undrafted free agent in 1944. Prior to joining the Nationals at the age of 22, he attended Mineral Springs High School, in Mineral Springs, North Carolina. He made his Major League Debut for the Senators on April 27, 1946. In his début, he pinch hit for relief …

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270 – 1987 Topps – Jody Davis

270 – 1987 Topps – Jody Davis

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The New York Mets drafted Jody Davis in the third round of the 1976 Amateur Draft. Davis played his college baseball for Middle Georgia College. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for North Hall High School, in Gainesville, Georgia. He made his Major League Debut for the Chicago Cubs on April 21, 1981, drawing …

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150 and 608 – 1987 Topps – Wade Boggs

150 and 608 – 1987 Topps – Wade Boggs

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The Boston Red Sox drafted Wade Boggs with the 166th pick of the 1976 Amateur Draft. Boggs played college baseball for Hillsborough County Community College. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for Plant High School, in Tampa, Florida. He made his Major League Debut for the Red Sox on April 10, 1982, drawing the …

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157 – 1987 Topps – Danny Darwin

157 – 1987 Topps – Danny Darwin

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The Texas Rangers signed Danny Darwin as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 1976. Bush played his college baseball for Grayson County Community College, earning Junior College All-American Honors. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for Bonham High School, in Bonham, Texas. He made his Major League Debut for the Rangers on September …

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364 – 1987 Topps – Randy Bush

364 – 1987 Topps – Randy Bush

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The Minnesota Twins selected Randy Bush with the 37th overall pick of the 1979 Free Agent Draft. Bush played his college baseball for University of New Orléans. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for Carol City High School in Miami, Florida. He made his Major League Debut for the Twins on May 1, 1982, …

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249 – 1987 Topps – Steve Balboni

249 – 1987 Topps – Steve Balboni

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The New York Yankees selected Stephen Balboni with the 52nd overall pick of the 1978 Free Agent Draft. Balboni played his college baseball for Eckerd College, after playing prep at Memorial High School in Manchester, NH. He made his Major League Debut for the Yankees on April 22, 1981, drawing the start at First Base. …

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Larry Doby’s Debut July 5, 1947

Larry Doby’s Debut July 5, 1947

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Larry Doby was born on December 13, 1923 in Camden, South Carolina. Unfortunately, his name is forgotten to most casual fans. It is regrettable that his role in integrating the American League well known to those with little interest in the history of the game. Unlike his National League counterpart, Jackie Robinson, his number 14 …

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387 – 1987 Topps – TR Bryden

387 – 1987 Topps – TR Bryden

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The California Angels (now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) signed T. R. Bryden as a non-drafted free agent in 1981. A product of Enumclaw High School, Washington, he played his college baseball for Gonzaga University. His Major League début came on April 10, 1986 pitching four innings of clean-up work in relief of Don Sutton, at …

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