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New York Yankees Baseball 1979 Thurman Munson Card Topps No. 310 Graded - RARE - Very Good Condition See Photos ... Valuable estate sale discovery great collectible  ... FREE SHIPPING 

 

Thurman Munson was an American professional baseball player who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees, from 1969 until his death in 1979. A seven-time All-Star, Munson had a career batting average of .292 with 113 home runs and 701 runs batted in (RBI). Known for his outstanding fielding, he won the Gold Glove Award in three consecutive years (1973–75).

 

Munson was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Canton, Ohio. He attended Kent State University, where he played baseball and basketball. Munson was drafted by the Yankees in the first round of the 1968 MLB draft.

 

Munson made his MLB debut in 1969 and quickly became a star player. He was named the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 1970. Munson was a key member of the Yankees' World Series championship teams in 1977 and 1978. He was named the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1976.

 

Munson was a fierce competitor and a vocal leader on the field. He was known for his intense desire to win. Munson was also a popular figure among fans. He was known for his outgoing personality and his sense of humor.

 

Munson died tragically in a plane crash on August 2, 1979. He was 32 years old. Munson's death was a major loss for the Yankees and for baseball. He is considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball history.

 

Munson's number 15 was retired by the Yankees in 1980. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

 

Thurman Munson Baseball Card Topps No. 310 Graded

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