Tony Gwynn

Birthdate 5/9/1960
Death Date 6/16/2014
Debut Year 1982
Year of Induction 2007
Teams Padres
Position Right Field

No player in the history of the National League won more batting titles than Tony Gwynn. A lifetime .338 hitter, Gwynn was a 15-time All Star.

In the collection:

Autographed 1983 Topps rookie card of Tony Gwynn

Autographed 1983 Topps rookie card of Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn’s baseball exploits are well known but many fans are unaware that basketball was his first love. Earning a basketball scholarship to San Diego State, Gwynn set multiple school records for assists. In fact the basketball coach did not allow Tony to play baseball his freshman
Fascinating letter about Tony's ascent to professional baseball

Fascinating letter about Tony's ascent to professional baseball

It’s a long road from college to the Major Leagues. Tony Gwynn’s started after the Padres drafted him in the 3rd round of the 1981 draft. Present the whole way was San Diego scout Gary Sutherland. Here “Sudsy” recounts the earliest days of Gwynn’s road the greatness. In
Former Dodger Joe Moeller writes about Gwynn

Former Dodger Joe Moeller writes about Gwynn

The youngest starting pitcher in Los Angeles Dodger history, Joe Moeller took the hill as a fresh-faced 19-year old in 1962. After a 13-year professional playing career that included pitching in the 1966 World Series, Joe Moeller stayed close to the game. In the collection is a letter written by Moe
1988 advance scouting report on Tony Gwynn

1988 advance scouting report on Tony Gwynn

Much like a similar formatted report on Gary Carter, this scouting report details what a team could expect when facing Tony Gwynn. Written in 1988, it was the only year from 1984-1999 that Gwynn failed to make the All Star team. As the report says, Tony missed most of Spring Training after surgery on his left thumb.
1985 Topps Giant and regular issue cards

1985 Topps Giant and regular issue cards

Always gracious and accommodating to autograph requests, Tony Gwynn was a fan favorite. Shown here are three Topps cards from 1985. The seldom seen Topps Giant card measures 4 1/2′ x 7 1/2 inches and looks otherwise the same as his regular issue Topps card at the bottom right. Also included is

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