1965 Topps
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 All Cards in the 1965 Topps Regular Issue Set that have a Twins player depicted

What it says on the back of the card...

 

#1 1964 Batting Leaders (Tony Oliva)

 

 

 

 

 

#3 1964 Home Run Leaders (Harmon Killebrew)

 

 

 

 

 

#5 1964 RBI Leaders (Harmon Killebrew)

 

 

 

 

 

#11 1964 Strikout Leaders (Camilo Pascual)

 

 

 

 

 

 

#24 Twins Team Card


 

 

 

#39 Gerry Arrigo

Gerry was traded to the Reds Dec. 1964.

Gerry was used as a spot-starter and reliever with the Twins in '64. The lefty threw his first big league shutout last season.

 

 

 

 

#62 Jim KATT

Jim struck out 19 batters in a game in the Minors in 1959.

Jim bounced back after an off-year in 1963 to lead the Twins in wins last season. The southpaw pitched 13 complete ballgames.

 

 

 

 

#90 Rich Rollins

Rollins & Versalles tied for a club lead with 10 triples in 1964.

Rich made such a fine impression during his first full season with the Twins that he appeared in both All-Star games of '62 and batted .400. The good-hitting third sacker led Minnesota in batting in 1962 and again in 1963. Rich defeated the sophomore jinx by hitting .307 in '63.

 

 

 

 

#108 Don Mincher

In 1963 Don hit 8 Home Runs during a 10-game streak.

Don worked his way up to the majors in the Chicago White Sox system.

 

 

 

 

#122 Bill Pleis

Bill was the most active hurler on the Twins in 1964.

 

 

 

 

 

#157 Zoilo Versalles

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#171 Jim Roland

Jim shut out the White Sox in his first Big League start.

When Jim signed with Minnesota, he recieved the biggest bonus ever given to any Twin pitcher. Arm miseries curtailed Jim's service in 1963, after he notched 4 out of 5 decisions. Last year, the righthander was used as a spot starter as well as a reliever.

 

 

 

 

#180 Bob Allison

Bob was the A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1959.

Bob smacked three home runs in a game vs. the Indians in 1963.

 

 

 

 

#201 1965 Rookie Stars 

Sandy Valdespino

After spending eight seasons in the minors, Sandy erupted in '64. He led the International League with a .337 mark last year! 

Cesar Tovar

Cesar batted a crisp .304 in 1960 and .335 in 1961. In the  tougher Carolina League in '62, Cesar finished with a .329 mark.

 

 

#216 Al Worthington

Al won 19 games at Minneapolis in 1955.

In 1953 Al broke into the majors with a bang...the righthander pitched two successive shutouts in his first two outings as a Giant.

 

 

 

 

#237 Bernie Allen

Bernie served as a football coach at Purdue in the winter.

A former star quarterback at Purdue University, Bernie gave up the gridiron for a baseball career. After spending just one year in the minor leagues, the youngster was invited to the Twins' training camp for a try-out. So impressive was Bernie's performance that he stayed on with the Twins. In 1962, Bernie set a club record for second baseman when he cracked 12 home runs in one season.

 

  

 

#255 Camilo Pascual

Camilo led the American League with 6 shutouts in 1959.

In 1964, Camilo finished second among A.L. pitchers with 14 complete games.

 

 

 

 

#278 Ken Retzer

Ken had the top fielding mark in the Northern League in '54.

Ken spent most of the year with Toronto in the International League, after a slow start with the Senators last year. Acquired by the Twins during the off-season, Ken will share the backstop duties with Minnesota's Earl battey this year. The catcher had his best minor league season when he broke in at Tifton in '54 and hit .307.

 

 

 

 

#299 Jerry Zimmerman

Jerry originally was signed by the Red Sox.

After spending his first two seasons in the California League, Jerry batted a crisp .302 with Corning in 1954. The backstop worked his way up through the minors and after hitting .279 in the tough P.C.L., he was given a job in the majors. With the Twins, Jerry has been a valuable backup man to Minnesota's regular catcher, Earl Battey.

 

 

 

#326 Dwight Siebler

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#340 Tony Oliva

Tony led the Appalachian League in hits and RBI's in 1961.

Before the beginning of the 1964 campaign, Tony was virtually unheard of by baseball fans. The youngster exploded onto the scene with the Twins by winning the A.L. batting championship and the A.L. Rookie of the Year title last season. He led the circuit in base hits too.

 

  

 

#351 Jim Perry

Jim's brother Gaylord pitches for the Giants.

In his first full season as a Twin, Jim was strictly a reliever. One of the game's top hitting pitchers, Jim batted .300 in 1959.

 

 

 

 

#384 Johnny Klippstein

The veteran hurler is now pitching for his seventh major league club. Johnny began his pitching career with Allentown in 1944.

 

 

 

 

 

#400 Harmon Killebrew

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 #421 1965 Rookie Stars 

Gary Dotter

Gary broke in at Keokuk in the Midwest circuit in 1960. The southpaw won 14 games for Wilson in '61. Was in Armed Forces last year.   

Jay Ward

In 1956, Jay batted .331 at Kearney. Moving up to Shreveport in '59, the righty  slugged 22 homers and drove in 84 runs.

 

 

#432 Jim Grant

Jim was his league's winningest pitcher in 1954 and 1955.

Joining the Twins last June, Jim won 11 games for Minnesota in '64.

 

 

 

 

#459 Frank Kostro

Frank is a throwback to baseball's early days -- can fill in at any position. As a pinch-hitter with Twins, got four hits in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

#490 Earl Battey

Earl has won the Gold Glove award for fielding 3 times.

Wears Little League head protector at bat because of frequent injuries. Earl caught over 100 games for last five seasons.

 

 

 

 

#506 Sam Mele

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#529 Jerry Fosnow

Jerry pitched a no-hitter for Selma in 1959.

The tall lean lefthander, with a good moving fastball, is expected to bolster the portside pitching on the Twins' staff. Jerry compiled a strikout ratio of close to one victim per inning last year.

 

 

 

 

#548 Dick Stigman

Dick led the GA State League in KO's and ERA in 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

#564 Mel Nelson

Mel, a former outfielder, batted .296 in 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

#580 Jimmie Hall

Jimmie appeared in his first All-Star game last year.

Jimmie broke an American League record, originally held by Ted Williams, when he smashed 33 home runs as a rookie in 1963.

 

 

 

 

#597 1965 Rookie Stars (Still need this card)

Joe Nossek

Dick Reese

John Sevcik