|1973 Topps Garry Maddox rookie card|
While he started out with the Giants, Maddox was an integral part of the great late 1970s/early 1980s Phillies teams. He was with the Phillies on their 1976, 1977, and 1978 NL East division winning team, their 1980 World Championship team, the 1981 first-half NL East champions, and their 1983 NL Pennant-winning team. While he was certainly a good hitter, his nickname as the Secretary of Defense shows what he was really known for. The famous saying, due to the great Harry Kalas, apparently, is "Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the other one-third is covered by Garry Maddox." As someone who grew up in the Philadelphia media market in this era, this is a nice card to have picked up.