1979 Hostess Duane Kuiper; Weigh-in #34

I’ve always though that this cap logo is one of the better ones – or maybe ‘interesting’ is a more apt description – that the Indians have had.

It’s also a logo that the Indians stopped wearing after 1977, so this photo was at least 2 years old when the card was issued.

Duane Kuiper had a 12 year career with the Indians and Giants, but at this stage he’s better known as a baseball announcer;  he’s in his 28th year (all but one with the Giants) and has won seven local Emmy awards.

In 2004, the fans in Cleveland voted him as one of the greatest 100 players in Indians history.

He’s also famous for hitting just one home run in 3,379 career at bats. Interestingly enough (to some, anyway), the homer was hit off of Steve Stone, who has also had a long career in broadcasting.

I found one source that said the homer was hit on 7/27/77, but it was actually hit on 8/29/77.  Remember to always verify your research, boys and girls.

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Weigh-In numbers for this week:

Cards coming into the house:  34

Cards leaving the house:  0

Cards entering the collection: 34

Cards leaving the collection: 0

Cards moving from inbound to outbound without entering the collection: 0

To date:

Net change in the collection: -110

Net change to the # of cards in the house: -9,471

Total # of cards which have left the house: 12,369

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