George Foster

George Arthur Foster
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: December 1, 1948 in Tuscaloosa, AL
Drafted: 3rd round 1968 by the San Francisco Giants
Acquired: traded from the Cincinnati Reds for
Alex Trevino, Jim Kern, and Greg Harris, February 1982
Departed: released, August 1986

 

He looked like a Hall of Famer for awhile in the late '70s. He didn't make it to Cooperstown, but he still put together a very solid career, and was the most feared hitter in the National League for several years. There was much excitement surrounding his arrival in New York, but sadly, his career was already in the midst of a steady decline. George is pictured here on a 1993 Ted Williams POGS card. More George Foster 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
============================================================================================
1969 S F NL    9    5   1    2   0  0   0    1    2  0  0    1   0   0   0  0 .400 .400 .400
1970 S F NL    9   19   2    6   1  1   1    4   12  0  0    5   2   0   0  0 .381 .632 .316
1971 2teams  140  473  50  114  23  4  13   58  184  7  7  120  29   7   1  4 .292 .389 .241
1972 Cin NL   59  145  15   29   4  1   2   12   41  2  1   44   5   1   0  1 .230 .283 .200
1973 Cin NL   17   39   6   11   3  0   4    9   26  0  1    7   4   0   0  0 .349 .667 .282
1974 Cin NL  106  276  31   73  18  0   7   41  112  3  2   52  30   4   2  2 .343 .406 .264
1975 Cin NL  134  463  71  139  24  4  23   78  240  2  1   73  40   3   0  5 .356 .518 .300
1976 Cin NL  144  562  86  172  21  9  29  121  298 17  3   89  52   4   0  9 .364 .530 .306
1977 Cin NL  158  615 124  197  31  2  52  149  388  6  4  107  61   5   0  8 .382 .631 .320
1978 Cin NL  158  604  97  170  26  7  40  120  330  4  4  138  70   7   0  6 .360 .546 .281
1979 Cin NL  121  440  68  133  18  3  30   98  247  0  2  105  59   3   0  3 .386 .561 .302
1980 Cin NL  144  528  79  144  21  5  25   93  250  1  0   99  75   1   0  4 .362 .473 .273
1981 Cin NL  108  414  64  122  23  2  22   90  215  4  0   75  51   3   0  4 .373 .519 .295
1982 *METS*  151  550  64  136  23  2  13   70  202  1  1  123  50   2   0  6 .309 .367 .247
1983 *METS*  
157  601  74  145  19  2  28   90  252  1  1  111  38   4   0  4 .289 .419 .241
1984 *METS*  146  553  67  149  22  1  24   86  245  2  2  122  30   
6   0  6 .311 .443 .269
1985 *METS*  129  452  57  119  24  1  21   77  208  0  1   87  46   2   0  4 .331 .460 .263
1986 2teams   87  284  30   64   6  3  14   42  118  1  1   61  24   0   0  2 .284 .415 .225
============================================================================================
METS TOTALS  655 2389 290  602  94  7  99  361 1007  5  6  496 185  14   0 22 .307 .422 .252
OTHER CLUBS 1322 4634 696 1323 213 40 249  878 2363 46 25  923 481  38   3 46 .354 .510 .285
============================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1977 7023 986 1925 307 47 348 1239 3370 51 31 1419 666  52   3 68 .338 .480 .274

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB SB CS   SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
============================================================================================
1971 S F NL   36  105  11   28   5  0   3    8   42  0  1   27   6   0   0  1 .304 .400 .267
1971 Cin NL  104  368  39   86  18  4  10   50  142  7  6   93  23   7   1  3 .289 .386 .234
1986 *METS*   72  233  28   53   6  1  13   38  100  1  1   53  21   0   0  2 .289 .429 .227
1986 Chi AL   15   51   2   11   0  2   1    4   18  0  0    8   3   0   0  0 .259 .353 .216

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This is a list of the George Foster 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.

1971 Topps

1974 Topps

1977 Topps

1979 O-Pee-Chee

1981 Perma-Graphics

1971 Topps #276 (Giants Rookies)

1972 O-Pee-Chee #256
1972 Topps #256

1973 Topps #202 ("Foster's Run Decides It")
1973 Topps #399

1974 Topps #646

1975 Topps #87

1977 Mrs. Carter's

1976 Hostess #106
1976 SSPC #44
1976 Topps #179

1977 Burger Chef Disc
1977 Hostess #40
1977 Kellogg's #1
~1977 Mrs. Carter's Sports Illustrated "Coverstars" #64
1977 Topps #3
(RBI Leaders)
1977 Topps #347
(All-Star)

1978 Kellogg's #10 (still in paper wrapper)
1978 O-Pee-Chee #2
(HR Leaders)
1978 O-Pee-Chee #3
(RBI Leaders)
1978 Topps #202
(HR Leaders)
1978 Topps #203
(RBI Leaders)
1978 Topps #500
(All-Star)

1979 Hostess #107
1979 Kellogg's #32
1979 O-Pee-Chee #316
(All-Star)
1979 Topps #2
(HR Leaders)
1979 Topps #3
(RBI Leaders)
1979 Topps #600
(All-Star)

1980 Burger King Pitch, Hit, and Run #15 (All-Star)
1980 Kellogg's #50
1980 Topps #400
(All-Star)

1981 Donruss #65
1981 Drake's #18
1981 Fleer #202
1981 Fleer #216a
("Slugger" on front)
1981 Fleer #216b
("Outfield" on front)
1981 Fleer Star Stickers #41
1981 Kellogg's #1
1981 Perma-Graphics All-Stars Credit Cards #04
1981 Perma-Graphics Credit Cards #009
1981 Squirt #2
1981 Squirt #2 (complete hang tag; with Armas)
1981 Squirt #2
(complete hang tag; with Burleson)
1981 Topps #200
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #65
(complete panel; with Collins and Garner)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #65
(complete panel; with Cruz and Moreno)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #65
(complete panel; with Cruz and Reitz)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #65
(complete panel; with Reitz and Templeton)
1981 Topps Stickers #159

1981 Squirt

1983 Fleer

1984 Donruss

1989-90 T&M Senior League

2002 SP Legendary Cuts

1982 Donruss #274
1982 Drake's #13
1982 Fleer #66
1982 Fleer #630
("Big Red Machine")
1982 Fleer Stamps #12
1982 Kellogg's #56
1982 K Mart 20th Anniversary #32
1982 Squirt #18
(complete panel with hang tag; with Dave Winfield)
1982 Squirt #18
(complete single-player panel with hang tag)
1982 Topps #342a
(All-Star; with facsimile autograph)
1982 Topps #700
1982 Topps #701
(In Action)
1982 Topps Stickers #40
1982 Topps Stickers #126
(All-Star; foil)
1982 Topps Traded #36T

1983 Topps Foldouts

1983 Donruss #6 (Diamond Kings)
1983 Donruss #427
1983 Drake's Big Hitters #8
1983 Fleer #542
1983 Fleer Stamps
(no question)
1983 Fleer Star Stickers #239
1983 Kellogg's #22
1983 O-Pee-Chee #80
1983 O-Pee-Chee Stickers #263
1983 Topps #80
1983 Topps Foldouts
1983 Topps Stickers #263

1984 Donruss #312
1984 Donruss Champions #2
1984 Farmland Dairies Mets Fan Club #3
1984 Fleer #584
1984 Nestlé #350
1984 O-Pee-Chee #350
1984 Topps #350
1984 Topps Rub-Downs

1985 Donruss #603
1985 Donruss #603
(autographed)
1985 Fleer #79
1985 Leaf #42
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #33
1985 Topps #170

1985 Topps Rub-Downs

1986 Donruss #116
1986 Fleer #80
1986 O-Pee-Chee #69
1986 Sportflics #68
(Tri-Stars)
1986 Sportflics #131
(Tri-Stars)
1986 Sportflics #139
(Tri-Stars)
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #25
1986 Topps #680
1986 Topps Collector's Series
(Woolworth) Super Stars #11

1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #173
1989 Topps Senior League #1

1989-90 T&M Senior League #36
1989-90 T&M Senior League #119
(Home Run Legends)

1990 Elite Senior League #112
1990 Elite Senior League #124
(Hall of Fame Candidate)
1990 Pacific Baseball Legends #72
1990 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #97

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #123
1991 Swell (Impel) Baseball Greats #112

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery #61

1993 Ted Williams #29
1993 Ted Williams Memories '75 #M17
1993 Ted Williams POGS
(with Tommy Davis)
1993 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes Triple Folders #53

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #182

1995 Sonic Baseball Greats

1996 Danbury Mint 22K Gold Cards #45 (no protective sleeve)

2000 Nabisco All-Stars

2001 Fleer Greats of the Game #68
2001 Topps American Pie #36
2001
Topps American Pie Timeless Classics #BBTC-35 (reprint of 1977 Topps #3; with game-used bat)
2001 Topps Archives #287
(reprint of 1971 Topps #276)
2001 Topps Archives #392
(reprint of 1986 Topps #680)
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #89
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #132 (Decade Dateline)
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #162
(Award Winners)
2001
Upper Deck Legends of New York #SMJ-GF (autographed; with game-used jersey)

2002 Topps American Pie American Sluggers Red #AS-GF
2002 Topps Archives #108
(reprint of 1977 Topps #347)
2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #29

2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #74
2003 Topps Record Breakers #RB-GF
(Series 1; 52 HR)
2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #34
2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Logo Patch #P-GF2
(logo patch)

2004 Playoff Honors Awards #A-14 (0815/1977)

2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Past Lumber Silver #PA-GF (game-used bat; 041/115)

2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #70

2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #26

2012 Topps Golden Moments #GM-28

Other George Foster memorabilia in my collection:

1982 George Foster: Man of Dreams, Man with a Purpose comic book
1982 7-Eleven
cup
early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen; two variations)
1984 Fun Foods
pin #46

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