#9 | San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have won more baseball games as a franchise than any other in the history of Major League baseball. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, the team played until 1957 in New York City before packing up and moving out West.

Before the move, they had tallied up 17 NL Pennants and and five World Series titles, but something happened when they got out to San Francisco. Despite being blessed with Hall of Famers like the incomparable Willie Mays, the talented Orlando Cepeda, the “Dominican Dandy” Juan Marichal and possibly the greatest slugger ever Barry Bonds, the Giants couldn’t find a way to win another World Series in San Francisco.

That is, until a new crop of stars “busted” through the door. Buster Posey and co were able to break a half-century long World Series drought in San Francisco in 2010, and they decided they liked it so much that they would just keep winning the Fall Classic every other year for a little while. They won it in 2012 and 2014 as well. Brandon Crawford joined in on the fun in the last two years and his key contributions earned him a spot in our legendary lineup.

You can purchase many of these cards on the Beckett Marketplace: Buster Posey, Willie McCovey, Jeff Kent, Matt Williams, Brandon Crawford, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda and Robb Nen.

 

 

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