Autograph Of The Week: Bobby Bonds

On June 25, 1968, a rookie San Francisco Giant strode to the plate. It was his third at-bat of the game and the bases were loaded. That rookie was Bobby Bonds and the grand slam he hit was only the second in history by a rookie during his major league debut!

"They kept saying, 'your dad only signed for so much.' Hey this is 1982." - Barry Bonds on his request for a $75,000 salary
Autograph of the Week

4th Week of June Recipient

Bobby Bonds Autograph

Card
1970 Topps

Card Number
425

Pen
Blue Ballpoint

Notes
"y" in first name is "B" in last name.



Who was the first player to accomplish the feat? Bill Duggleby (a pitcher!) of the Philadelphia Nationals on April 21, 1898.

Bobby Bonds is the only American League player in history to have three 30 / 30 seasons .

Two players in history have had five 30 / 30 seasons . Bobby did it three times in the American League and twice in the National League. His son, Barry Bonds , did it five times in the National League.

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