Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Collection: 1979 Albuquerque Dukes

Here is a brief trip down memory lane. The 1979 Albuquerque Dukes were a great team that provided a small glimpse into the future of the Dodgers. They finished 1st in the overall standings, and featured many future Dodgers who would play integral parts of 2 championship teams.

There was Mickey Hatcher who lead the league in hitting with a .371 average, and was third with a OPS of .971. Pedro Guerrero provided the power as he belted 22 home runs and 103 RBI's. Mike Scioscia was the primary backstop, handling pitchers like Dave Stewart and Bobby Castillo, while hitting a robust .336.
Featured in this post is the complete 1979 Albuquerque Dukes team set made by TCMA.
Here is what the reverse of the cards look like.


  1. Claude Westmoreland, a unique looking fellow.

  2. This is a sweet set... love seeing players I grew up watching in a minor league uniform. I especially like the Pedro Guerrero & Dave Stewart cards.

  3. I went to a lot of Phoenix Giants games back in the 70s and early 80s. Rocky Bridges was once quoted as saying, "I can't spell Albuquerque, but I can sure smell it." :)


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