Rodney Earl Gaspar
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: April 3, 1946 in Long Beach, CA
Drafted: 2nd round 1967 by the Mets
Departed: sent to the San Diego Padres to complete an earlier deal, October 1970; the Mets had traded a player to be named later (Gaspar) to the Padres for Ron Herbel
Quick—who was the Opening Day right fielder for the 1969 Miracle Mets? Ron Swoboda, right? No. Then it must be Art Shamsky … wrong again! Meet Rod Gaspar. Known for his defensive ability in the outfield, the only big-league season that Rod got as many as 20 at-bats just happened to be with the 1969 Amazins, which endeared him to baseball fans for the rest of the century. He's shown here on an autographed 1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 card.
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
This is a list of the Rod Gaspar 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.
1970 Topps #371
1971 Topps #383
1975 Caruso Hawaii Islanders #6
1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #12
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #136
1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary
Postcards #15 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #25
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #25 (autographed)
Other Rod Gaspar memorabilia in my collection:
unlicensed Craig Woodcock postcard (autographed)