Wally Backman

Walter Wayne Backman
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, OR
Drafted: 1st round 1977 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Minnesota Twins with Mike Santiago for Jeff Bumgarner, Steve Gasser, and Toby Nivens, December 1988

 

Scrappy infielder who was the starting second baseman for the 1986 World Champions. Pictured here in full bantam strut on his card from the 1983 Fleer set; more cards are pictured below.

      

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI   TB  SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1980 *METS*   27   93  12  30   1  1  0   9   33   2  3  14  11   1   4  1 .396 .355 .323
1981 *METS*   26   36   5  10   2  0  0   0   12   1  0   7   4   0   2  0 .350 .333 .278
1982 *METS*   96  261  37  71  13  2  3  22   97   8  7  47  49   0   2  0 .387 .372 .272
1983 *METS*   26   42   6   7   0  1  0   3    9   0  0   8   2   0   1  0 .205 .214 .167
1984 *METS*  128  436  68 122  19  2  1  26  148  32  
9  63  56   0   5  2 .360 .339 .280
1985 *METS*  145  520  77 142  24  5  1  38  179  
30 12  72  36   1  14  3 .320 .344 .273
1986 *METS*  124  387  67 124  18  2  1  27  149  13  7  32  36   0  
14  3 .376 .385 .320
1987 *METS*   94  300  43  75   6  1  1  23   86  11  3  43  25   0   9  1 .307 .287 .250
1988 *METS*   99  294  44  89  12  0  0  17  101   9  5  49  41   1   
9  2 .388 .344 .303
1989 Min AL   87  299  33  69   9  2  1  26   85   1  1  45  32   1   4  1 .306 .284 .231
1990 Pit NL  104  315  62  92  21  3  2  28  125   6  3  53  42   1   0  3 .374 .397 .292
1991 Phi NL   94  185  20  45  12  0  0  15   57   3  2  30  30   0   2  3 .344 .308 .243
1992 Phi NL   42   48   6  13   1  0  0   6   14   1  0   9   6   0   1  0 .352 .292 .271
1993 Sea AL   10   29   2   4   0  0  0   0    4   0  0   8   1   0   1  0 .167 .138 .138
=========================================================================================
METS TOTALS  765 2369 359 670  95 14  7 165  814 106 46 335 260   3  60 12 .353 .344 .283
OTHER CLUBS  337  876 123 223  43  5  3  75  285  11  6 145 111   2   8  7 .337 .325 .255
=========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1102 3245 482 893 138 19 10 240 1099 117 52 480 371   5  68 19 .349 .339 .275

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This is a list of the Wally Backman cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.   Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1979 TCMA, autographed

1981 TCMA

1986 O-Pee-Chee

1987 Leaf

1988 O-Pee-Chee blank back

1979 TCMA Jackson Mets #2 (autographed)

1980 TCMA Tidewater Tides #4

1981 Fleer #336
1981 TCMA Tidewater Tides #8

1983 Donruss #618
1983 Fleer #537
1983 TCMA Tidewater Tides #3
1983 Topps #444

1985 Donruss #319
1985 Fleer #72
1985 Leaf #79
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #21
1985 Topps #677
1985 Topps Tiffany #677

1986 Colla Collection Mets Photo Cards
1986 Donruss #238
1986 Fleer #75
1986 O-Pee-Chee #191
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #16
1986 Topps #191
1986 Topps Stickers #97
(uncut)

1987 Donruss #316
1987 Donruss #316
(autographed)
1987 Fleer #3
1987 Fleer Tiffany #3
1987 Leaf #59
1987 O-Pee-Chee #48
1987 O-Pee-Chee Stickers #100
(uncut)
1987 Sportflics #124
1987 Topps #48
1987 Topps Stickers #25
(World Series; with Gary Carter and Bud Harrelson)
1987 Topps Stickers #100
(uncut)
1987 Topps Tiffany #48
1987 Woolworth's Highlights #32
(with Gary Carter and Bud Harrelson)

1988 Donruss #241
1988 Fleer #128
1988 Fleer Tiffany #128
1988 Kahn's Mets #6
1988 O-Pee-Chee #333
1988 O-Pee-Chee
(blank back)
1988 Panini Stickers #340
1988 Score #303
1988 Score Glossy #303
1988 Topps #333
1988 Topps Tiffany #333

1989 Upper Deck, autographed

1989 Donruss Traded

1990 Score Rookie & Traded

1992 Upper Deck

2014 Brandt Las Vegas 51s

1989 Bowman #159
1989 Donruss #383
1989 Donruss Traded #T-10
1989 Fleer #28
1989 Fleer Tiffany Collector's Edition #28
1989 Fleer Update #U-43
1989 O-Pee-Chee #72
1989 Score #315
1989 Score Rookie & Traded #34T
1989 Topps #508
1989 Topps #508
(autographed)
1989 Topps Big #300
1989 Topps Tiffany #508
1989 Topps Traded #5T
1989 Upper Deck #188
1989 Upper Deck #188
(autographed)
1989 Upper Deck #732

1990 Bowman #177
1990 Donruss #155
1990 Donruss NL Best #130
1990 Fleer #367
1990 Fleer Canadian #367
1990 Fleer Update #U-47
1990 Publications International Stickers
1990 Score #281
1990 Score Rookie & Traded #37T
1990 Topps #218
1990 Topps Big #233
1990 Topps Traded #5T
1990 Upper Deck #158b
(copyright date on back)

1991 Medford Phillies postcard

1991 Bowman #490
1991 Donruss #177
1991 Fleer #29
1991 Fleer Update #U-106
1991 Leaf #482
1991 Medford Philadelphia Phillies Postcards #6
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #19
1991 Score #16
1991 Score Rookie & Traded #8T
1991 Topps #722
1991 Topps Micro #722
1991 Topps Stadium Club #368
1991 Topps Traded #3T
1991 Upper Deck #185, #790

1992 Donruss #478
1992 Score #177
1992 Topps #434
1992 Topps Gold Winner #434
1992 Topps Micro #434
1992 Upper Deck #350
1992 Upper Deck #350
(gold hologram)

2002 Topps Super Teams #134

2003 Grandstand Birmingham Barons #6

2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams #289 (autographed)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (four of diamonds)

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (white deck, seven of hearts)

2011 Choice Binghamton Mets #01

2012 Choice Buffalo Bisons #26

2013 Brandt Las Vegas 51s #27
2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes
(four of diamonds)

2014 Brandt Las Vegas 51s #31

2015 Choice Las Vegas 51s #30

2016 Choice Las Vegas 51s #30

Other Wally Backman memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)
1987 McDonald's
1986 World Champions tumbler (Lenny Dykstra also pictured)
1992 Philadelphia Phillies
uniform pants (never worn)
Carolina Mudcats vs. Birmingham Barons ticket dated Thu, Jul 11, 2002 (autographed)
2014 Brandt Las Vegas 51s
pocket schedule

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