Best Tom Seaver Baseball Cards 2020
Tom Seaver, one of baseball’s greatest right-handed power pitchers, a Hall of Famer who won 311 games for four major league teams, most notably the Mets, died on Monday. He was 75.
“Tom Terrific” defined what it was to be a true major league professional baseball player. Seaver’s baseball cards are interwoven into the fabric of Topps baseball card sets throughout the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
George Thomas Seaver (November 17, 1944 – August 31, 2020) played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox from 1967 to 1986. A longtime Met, Seaver played a significant role in their victory in the 1969 World Series.
With the Mets, Seaver won the National League’s (NL) Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, and won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league’s best pitcher. He was a 12-time All-Star and ranks as the Mets’ all-time leader in wins. During his MLB career, he compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts, and a 2.86 earned run average, and he threw a no-hitter in 1978.
In 1992, Seaver was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage of votes ever recorded at the time. Along with Mike Piazza, he is one of two players wearing a New York Mets hat on his plaque in the Hall of Fame. Seaver’s No. 41 was retired by the Mets, who also changed the address of their home field at Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way. He is also a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.