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George Foster – 1973 Topps #399

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George Arthur Foster(born December 1, 1948) Foster began his career in the San Francisco Giants organization, but the Giants already had promising young outfielder Bobby Bonds. As they believed Foster was expendable, the Giants dealt him early in the 1971 season to the Reds for Frank Duffy and Vern Geishert. Foster made the Reds lineup as the starting center fielder (replacing an injured Bobby Tolan) almost immediately and showed flashes of his power by hitting 10 home runs and driving in 50 runs in his first season as a Red. For the 1972 season, however, Tolan was healthy and won the Comeback Player of the Year award playing center and Foster was platooned in right field with Cesar Geronimo, another young Reds outfielder, for the next two seasons. He scored the pennant winning run from third base in Game 5 of the 1972 NLCS against Pittsburgh on a wild pitch.

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