Cards from the Diamond

by on March 13, 2010

1977 Topps

Jack Heidemann

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  • billmiller81

    Jack Heidemann formed one half of a terrible platoon at shortstop for the Mets in 1975 along with Mike Phillips. They each hit one homer that season. At the time, I preferred Phillips. God knows why. Seaver won the Cy Young, Dave Kingman hit 30+ homers, and Rusty Staub drove in over 100 runs, (which got him traded to Detroit for Mickey Lolich.) It was a truly mediocre team. Finished 3rd in N.L. East, 82-80.

  • http://befluid.com joemagennis

    Bill, I have made an observation. It seems that the players who get the most comments are the lesser known guys (I received an email about Jack Heidemann as well), rather than the famous or superstar players. My hunch is that these are the players who have receded a bit more from memory, so when time comes for their card to appear, it elicits more of a reaction. It is a terrific discovery!

  • billmiller81

    Joe, I think you are probably right about that. It makes sense. Bill

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