- #24 Enos Cabell: Sharp Astros leadoff hitter from 1976 to 1980.
- #27 Ron LeFlore: Discovered in prison by (noted humanitarian) Billy Martin and signed with Detroit in mid-70s. Stole 97 bases for Montreal in 1980.
- #29 Omar Moreno: 1979 World Champ with the Pirates. 96 steals in 1980 and only man with 90+ not to lead league, courtesy of LeFlore.
- #31 Bill North: A fast Bay Area outfielder who lacked Rickey's judgment; led league in CS four times.
- #32 Frank Taveras: SS who suffered 1979 trade from (champ) Pirates to (6th place) Mets. Hit 2 career homers, one an inside-the-park grand slam.
One of the classic inning eaters, Jerry Koosman played from 1967 to 1985 and won 222 games. He pitched just above .500 ball for 4 different teams, but won 20+ games twice, going 20-13 for the (pictured) 1979 Twinkies.
The card back copies most of Topps' design, but swaps out the player highlight cartoon for a competition logo. (Check out CheckOutMyCards.com for an example scan of a certain well-known player.) His 4 post-season wins included the clinching game for 1969's Miracle Mets.
How does a pitcher's environment impact their performance? Note Koosman's similar numbers in 1978 and 1979. Virtually identical games, runs, earned runs, Ks, walks, and less than 1 more inning thrown per start. Even with "just" a 82-80 record, the Twins got him 17 more wins! It's an astounding difference.