Bobby Bonds

Nominated by: Randy Welk

Career Stats


Why did Randy Welk nominate Bobby Bonds for the HOM?

Bobby Bonds hit a Grand Slam in his first major game on June 25, 1968. And it was against the Dodgers. Others have done that but did not do as much after as this guy. Bobby Bonds was fast. I saw him play at Candlestick Park in the very early 70ís and he went from first to third on a single in under 2 seconds. That is how I remember it.

He was my favorite. As everyone was watching Willie Mays, I watched him. He played for eight teams in fourteen years with seven for the Giants. 332 Home runs and 461 Stolen Bases. Five times he hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases in a season. Set a record doing that along with strike out records. Bobby Bonds swung the bat. Sometimes great things happened, sometimes he missed, sometimes he just ran fast.

Anyone who swings that much and runs that much belongs somewhere. Bobby Bonds belongs in the OBC HOM.


Card Checklist

YEAR / SET               	CARD

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1969	Topps			630

1970 	Topps			425

1971 	Topps			295

1972 	Topps			711

1973	Topps			145

1974	Topps			30

1975	Topps			55

1976	Topps			2

1976	Topps			380

1976	Topps Traded		380T

1977	Topps			570

1978	Topps			150

1979	Topps			285

1980	Topps			410

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