I loved the 1975 MVP subset when I was a kid, and I’ve decided if getting all of the featured cards isn’t a realistic goal for me, that doesn’t mean I can’t get *some* of the cards.
Today I’m going to look at Orlando Cepeda, the 1967 NL MVP.
Here’s my card from the 1975 subset, one that I’ve had for over 45 years…
Here’s the actual card I recently acquired…
So why was Orlando Cepeda the 1967 NL MVP?
The Cardinals finished in 6th place in 1966, but in 1967 would win 101 games and finish 10.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Giants (Cepeda’s former team) before beating the Red Sox in 7 games. Cepeda batted .325 with a league-leading 111 RBI. He also scored 91 runs and hit 25 homers
Cepeda got all of the first place votes – just the second NL Player to win the MVP unanimously – and handily beat his competition with 280 points as compared to Tim McCarver’s 136 and Roberto Clemente’s 129.