Dave Kingman

David Arthur Kingman
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, OR
Drafted: 1st round 1970 by the San Francisco Giaants
Acquired: purchased from the Giants, February 1975
Departed: traded to the San Diego Padres for
Bobby Valentine and Paul Siebert, June 1977
Acquired: traded from the Chicago Cubs for
Steve Henderson and cash, February 1981
Departed: released, January 1984

 

Kingman was famous for his gargantuan home runs and huge strikeout totals twenty years before they became commonplace. He was actually a fair hitter for almost every team he played for, except the Mets. In five and a half seasons for New York, Kong compiled a batting average of .219. Pictured here on his 1972 Topps card, and there are many more cards pictured below; have a look.

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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
============================================================================================
1971 S F NL   41  115  17   32  10  2   6   24   64  5  0   35   9   1   0  3 .328 .557 .278
1972 S F NL  135  472  65  106  17  4  29   83  218 16  6  140  51   4   0  4 .303 .462 .225
1973 S F NL  112  305  54   62  10  1  24   55  146  8  5  122  41   2   1  2 .300 .479 .203
1974 S F NL  121  350  41   78  18  2  18   55  154  8  8  125  37   3   2  1 .302 .440 .223
1975 *METS*  134  502  65  116  22  1  
36   88  248  7  5  153  34   4   1  2 .284 .494 .231
1976 *METS*  123  474  
70  113  14  1  37   86  240  7  4  135  28   5   0  3 .286 .506 .238
1977 4teams  132  439  47   97  20  0  26   78  195  5  6  143  28   7   3  4 .276 .444 .221
1978 Chi NL  119  395  65  105  17  4  28   79  214  3  4  111  39   6   2  6 .336 .542 .266
1979 Chi NL  145  532  97  153  19  5  48  115  326  4  2  131  45   4   0  8 .343 .613 .288
1980 Chi NL   81  255  31   71   8  0  18   57  133  2  2   44  21   0   0  4 .329 .522 .278
1981 *METS*  100  353  40   78  11  3  22   59  161  6  0  105  55   1   1  2 .326 .456 .221
1982 *METS*  149  535  80  109   9  1  
37   99  231  4  0  156  59   4   3  6 .285 .432 .204
1983 *METS*  100  248  25   49   7  0  13   29   95  2  1   57  22   1   1  1 .265 .383 .198
1984 Oak AL  147  549  68  147  23  1  35  118  277  2  1  119  44   6   0 14 .321 .505 .268
1985 Oak AL  158  592  66  141  16  0  30   91  247  3  2  114  62   2   2  8 .309 .417 .238
1986 Oak AL  144  561  70  118  19  0  35   94  242  3  3  126  33   3   0  7 .255 .431 .210
============================================================================================
METS TOTALS  664 2323 302  509  70  6 154  389 1053 29 12  672 211  18   6 15 .287 .453 .219
OTHER CLUBS 1277 4354 599 1066 170 19 288  821 2138 56 37 1144 397  35  10 60 .309 .491 .245
============================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1941 6677 901 1575 240 25 442 1210 3191 85 49 1816 608  53  16 75 .302 .478 .236

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Hitter of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB SB CS   SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
============================================================================================
1977 *METS*   58  211  22   44   7  0   9   28   78  3  2   66  13   3   0  1 .263 .370 .209
1977 S D NL   56  168  16   40   9  0  11   39   82  2  3   48  12   2   2  3 .292 .488 .238
1977 Cal AL   10   36   4    7   2  0   2    4   15  0  0   16   1   1   1  0 .237 .417 .194
1977 N Y AL    8   24   5    6   2  0   4    7   20  0  1   13   2   1   0  0 .333 .833 .250

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This is a list of the Dave Kingman 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.

1973 Kellogg's

1973 Topps

1975 Topps

1977 Topps

1980 Kellogg's

1972 Topps #147

1979 Sportscasters

1973 Kellogg's #44
1973 Topps #23

1974 Topps #610

1975 SSPC Mets #9
1975 Topps #156

1975 Topps Mini #156

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs
1976 Hostess #15
1976 Isaly's/Sweet William Discs
1976 Orbaker's Discs
1976 SSPC
promotional sample
1976 Topps #40

1977 Dairylea Mets Photo Album
1977 Kellogg's #35
1977 Topps #500
(All-Star)
1977 Topps Cloth Stickers #24
1977 Zip'z Discs

1978 Big T/Tastee-Freez Discs #19
1978 Pepsi Cola
(complete with tab)
1978 Topps #570

1979 Sportscasters #27-21
1979 Topps #370
1979 Topps Comics #20

1980 Kellogg's #6
1980 Topps #202
(HR Leaders)
1980 Topps #240
1980 Topps #240
(autographed)
1980 Topps Superstar Photos #16a
(gray back; 5 x 7)

1981 Fleer

1981 Squirt

1983 Fleer

1985 Circle K

1986 Topps

1981 Coca-Cola Mets #3
1981 Donruss #553
1981 Drake's Big Hitters #19
1981 Fleer #291
1981 Fleer Star Stickers #111
1981 Kellogg's #47
1981 Squirt #14
1981 Squirt #14
(complete hang tag; with Ben Oglivie)
1981 Topps #450
(All-Star)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #69
(uncut panel; with Jim Bibby and Gene Richards)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #69
(uncut panel; with Jim Bibby and Terry Whitfield)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #69
(uncut panel; with Steve Carlton and Terry Whitfield)
1981 Topps Scratch-Offs #69
(uncut panel; with Terry Puhl and Steve Rogers)
1981 Topps Stickers #151

1980 Topps Superstar Photos

1982 Donruss #17 (Diamond King)
1982 Donruss #182
1982 Drake's Big Hitters #21
1982 Fleer #530
1982 Fleer Stamps #85
1982 Kellogg's #19
1982 Mets Photo Album
1982 O-Pee-Chee #276
1982 Topps #690
1982 Topps Stickers #72

1983 Donruss #301
1983 Drake's Big Hitters #14
1983 Fleer #548
1983 Fleer Star Stickers #232
1983 O-Pee-Chee #160
1983 O-Pee-Chee #161
(Super Veteran)
1983 Topps #160

1983 Topps #161 (Super Veteran)
1983 Topps #702
(HR Leaders)
1983 Topps
box bottom (Home Run Leaders)
1983 Topps Foldouts
1983 Topps League Leaders
complete sheet
1983 Topps Stickers #11, #207, #259

1984 Donruss #360
1984 Donruss Champions #3
1984 Fleer #590
1984 Nestlé #573
1984 O-Pee-Chee #172
1984 Topps #573
1984 Topps #703
(NL Active HR Leaders)
1984 Topps Traded #63T

1985 Topps Supers

1985 Circle K Collectors' Series #26
1985 Donruss #54
1985 Donruss #54
(autographed)
1985 Donruss Action All-Stars #32
1985 Fleer #427

1985 Fleer #427
(autographed)
1985 Fleer Limited Edition #15
1985 Leaf #182
1985 O-Pee-Chee #123
1985 Topps #730
1985 Topps Glossy Send-Away All-Stars #5
1985 Topps Supers #59
1985 Topps 3-D #12

1986 Donruss #54
1986 Fleer #423
1986 Fleer Star Stickers #67
1986 Sportflics #68
(Tri-Stars)
1986 Sportflics #116
1986 Sportflics #150
(Tri-Stars)
1986 Topps #410
1986 Topps Collectors' Series
(Woolworth) Super Stars #16

1987 Donruss #425
1987 Fleer #396
1987 Fleer League Leaders #27
1987 Sportflics #178
1987 Topps #709
1987 Topps Mini Leaders #69
1987 Topps Stickers #173

1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #175
1989 Topps Senior League #101

1989-90 T&M Senior League #59

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1990 Elite

1992 Action Packed

1990 Elite Senior League #24
1990 Elite Senior League #126
(Hall of Fame Candidate)
1990 Pacific Baseball Legends #87
1990 Pacific Senior League #164
1990 Pacific Senior League #186
("Blast from the Past")

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #211
1991 Swell
(Impel) Baseball Greats #52

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery #56

1993 Ted Williams #57

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #86
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #208
(Heroes of Baseball)

1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game #64

2001 King B League Legends #12
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #75
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #137
(Decade Dateline)

1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated
Greats of the Game

2001 King B
League Legends

2004 Upper Deck
Yankees Classics

2005 Topps Pristine Legends

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #16
2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series #19

2004 Fleer Greats #85
2004 Fleer Greats #GBA-DK
(autographed)
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #37
2004 Upper Deck Yankees Classics #9

2005 Topps Pristine Legends #51 (The Legendary Years)
2005
Topps Pristine Legends Leading Indicators #LI-DK (game-used bat)
2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Autographs #DK
(autographed)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (eight of hearts)

2012 Topps Archives #206

2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (eight of hearts)

2014 Panini Golden Age #133

Other Dave Kingman memorabilia in my collection:

1977 Royal Crown Cola commemorative can
1979 Slush Puppie Collectors’ Series
plastic tumbler #7
early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

1984 Fun Foods
pin #36

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