Orlando Cepeda


Orlando Cepeda was one of many players featured on collectible coins made by Topps and included in packs of baseball cards.

Native Puerto Rican Orlano Cepeda (b. 1937) was a first baseman for the San Francisco Giants (1958-66,) St. Louis Cardinals (1966-68,) Atlanta Braves (1968-72,) Oakland Athletics (1972,) Boston Red Sox (1973) and Kansas City Royals (1974).

Named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1958, Cepeda would go on to be named to eleven All-Star games. In 1967, he was named the League's Most Valuable Player, leading the Cardinals to that year's World Series Title.

Cepeda's was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

Date Made: 1964

Referenced: San Francisco GiantsDepicted (Sitter): Cepeda, OrlandoMaker: Topps Company, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Latinos and BaseballWeb Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0213.031Accession Number: 1996.0213Catalog Number: 1996.0213.031

Object Name: cap, bottle

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-866e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1348323

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