Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda

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Description
Orlando Cepeda was one of many many players featured on collectible coins made by Topps and included in packs of baseball cards. Cepeda was a first baseman for the Giants (1958-66), Cardinals (1966-68), Braves (1968-72), Athletics (1972), Red Sox (1973), and Royals (1974). In 1958, Cepeda was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, and the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1967, the same year he helped the Cardinals win the World Series. He was also an eleven-time All-Star playing both games in 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962, and in the games in 1963, 1964, and 1967. In 1961, Cepeda led the National League in home runs with 46 runs and in RBI’s with 142. In 1967, he also led the league in RBI’s with 111. In 1999, the Giants retired Cepeda’s number and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, bottle
date made
1964
referenced
San Francisco Giants
depicted (sitter)
Cepeda, Orlando
maker
Topps Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1996.0213.082
accession number
1996.0213
catalog number
1996.0213.082
subject
Sports
Baseball
Professional
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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