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Braves Card of the Day: 1981 Topps Jeff Burroughs #20

1981 Topps Burroughs 20a

Burroughs won the American League MVP in 1974 with the Texas Rangers. He’d have an even better year with the Braves in 1978, but his decline as a player would match the rise of Bob Horner and Dale Murphy. If he had maintained his peak just a little longer, maybe the Braves would have been decent before 1982? (No. They would not have been.)

1981 Topps Burroughs 20b

This would be Jeff’s last card with the Braves as his value had declined to the point that the Braves dealt him straight up for Carlos Diaz following the 1980 season.