3.29.2010

1975 Topps
Dave Winfield

In 1975, I was 6 years old and so were the San Diego Padres. They were a  young team with no major stars — except Dave Winfield.

As a kid growing up in San Diego, Dave Winfield was the San Diego Padres. Really the first Padre to be considered a superstar.

Sure the Padres had Nate Colbert and later Ozzie Smith and even later Tony Gwynn.

But it was Winfield that I remember growing up.

As far as I was concerned, this was the card to pull in 1975.  It was either Winfield or Willie McCovey or Randy Jones.

Even though McCovey spent 2 1/2 seasons as a Padres I always remember him more as a Giant.

Jones is the first Padre to win a Cy Young award. He did so as a member of a terrible team in 1976.

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