Friday, January 24, 2014

1971 Topps #603: Pittsburgh Pirates Team

The 1971 Pirates finished the regular season 7 games ahead of the 2nd place Cardinals to win the NL East division with a 97-65 record.  The Pirates defeated the NL West division champion Giants in the NLCS in 4 games, and then defeated the ALCS champion Orioles in 7 games to win the World Series in 1971.  They were led by former player, Danny Murtaugh, who also brought Pittsburgh a World Series championship in his fourth year at the helm in 1960.  The primary position players were: Manny Sanguillen C; Bob Robertson 1B; Dave Cash 2B; Gene Alley SS; Richie Hebner 3B; Willie Stargell LF; Al Oliver CF; and Roberto Clemente RF.  The primary starting rotation consisted of: Steve Blass P; Dock Ellis P; Bob Johnson P; Luke Walker P; Bob Moose P; and Bruce Kison P.  The primary relievers were: Nelson Briles P; Jim Grant P; Bob Veale P; and Jim Nelson P.  The primary closer was: Dave Giusti P.

BV: $8.00
Cost: $3.00 (paid 37% BV)
Condition: VG 3.0 (worth 20% BV)
Completion: 742 of 752 (98% complete)
Comment: This one was a little tough to find in accordance with book prices; however; I decided to give in just a little bit on this one, with only 10 cards left to go now. 

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