Saturday, January 25, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #80 - Ken Griffey


  • Even though the Big Red Machine was on its way out, Cincinnati Reds cards were still great cards to have in 1978.
  • Ken Griffey usually batted #2 in the order. Griffey didn't lead the club in any offensive categories, but he was a solid offensive player. Ken was batting .328 at the end of May but he tailed off in the last two months of the year to finish at .288.
  • 1978 Stats: .288, 10 HR, 63 RBI in 158 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • April 12 - Doubled twice, tripled, and scored four runs in Cincinnati's 12-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
    • May 18 - Went 4 for 4, doubled in two runs in the 7th inning, and scored the eventual winning run as the Reds beat the Montreal Expos 3-2.
    • May 27 - Went 4 for 4 and scored three runs to help the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 5-2.