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    2002 Topps 206 Mini Baseball Card / Series 1 / Polar Bear - SAMMY SOSA #2 (Outfielder) (Chicago Cubs)

    Samuel "Maiky" Peralta Sosa (b. November 12, 1968) is a Haitian-Dominican former professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, most notably the Chicago Cubs. Sosa's Major League career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989. After three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Sosa became a member of the Cubs in 1992 and became one of the league's best hitters. Sosa hit his 400th home run in his 1,354th game and his 5,273rd at-bat, the quickest in National League history. In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record.

    Sosa finished his career with brief stints with the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. With the Rangers, Sosa hit his 600th career home run to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach the milestone. He is also second all-time in home runs among foreign-born MLB players. Sosa is one of only three National League players since 1900 to ever reach 160 RBI in a season, a milestone he reached in 2001. Sosa is the only player to have hit 60 or more home runs in a single season three times.

    On June 16, 2009, The New York Times reported that Sosa supposedly was on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The paper did not identify the drug nor the source of the information. Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told The Associated Press he had no comment on the report. Likewise, Sosa never admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs nor did he ever fail an MLB drug test throughout his professional career.

    MLB statistics:
    Batting average - .273
    Hits - 2,408
    Home runs - 609
    RBI - 1,667

    Teams:
    Texas Rangers (1989)
    Chicago White Sox (1989–1991)
    Chicago Cubs (1992–2004)
    Baltimore Orioles (2005)
    Texas Rangers (2007)

    Career highlights and awards:
    7× All-Star (1995, 1998–2002, 2004)
    NL MVP (1998)
    6× Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1998–2002)
    NL Hank Aaron Award (1999)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1998)
    2× NL home run leader (2000, 2002)
    2× NL RBI leader (1998, 2001)

    Link to all of his issued baseball cards - www.tradingcarddb.com/Person.cfm/pid/5535/col/1/yea/0/Sam...

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    2002 / 2003 - Topps 206 Mini Baseball Card / Series 3 / Uzit - SAMMY SOSA #340B (White) (Outfield) (Chicago Cubs)

    Samuel "Maiky" Peralta Sosa (b. November 12, 1968) is a Haitian-Dominican former professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, most notably the Chicago Cubs. Sosa's Major League career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989. After three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Sosa became a member of the Cubs in 1992 and became one of the league's best hitters. Sosa hit his 400th home run in his 1,354th game and his 5,273rd at-bat, the quickest in National League history. In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record.

    Sosa finished his career with brief stints with the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. With the Rangers, Sosa hit his 600th career home run to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach the milestone. He is also second all-time in home runs among foreign-born MLB players. Sosa is one of only three National League players since 1900 to ever reach 160 RBI in a season, a milestone he reached in 2001. Sosa is the only player to have hit 60 or more home runs in a single season three times.

    On June 16, 2009, The New York Times reported that Sosa supposedly was on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The paper did not identify the drug nor the source of the information. Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told The Associated Press he had no comment on the report. Likewise, Sosa never admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs nor did he ever fail an MLB drug test throughout his professional career.

    MLB statistics:
    Batting average - .273
    Hits - 2,408
    Home runs - 609
    RBI - 1,667

    Teams:
    Texas Rangers (1989)
    Chicago White Sox (1989–1991)
    Chicago Cubs (1992–2004)
    Baltimore Orioles (2005)
    Texas Rangers (2007)

    Career highlights and awards:
    7× All-Star (1995, 1998–2002, 2004)
    NL MVP (1998)
    6× Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1998–2002)
    NL Hank Aaron Award (1999)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1998)
    2× NL home run leader (2000, 2002)
    2× NL RBI leader (1998, 2001)

    Link to all of his issued baseball cards - www.tradingcarddb.com/Person.cfm/pid/5535/col/1/yea/0/Sam...

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    SLUGGERS of YORE - Reggie & Sammy

    There are names in baseball one associates with the long ball. Two such sluggers wore the uniforms of the A's and Cubs. Reggie Jackson unleashed his majestic HR's with the A's teams of the 70's. But it was later in his career, with NY, that Reggie earned the moniker, "Mr. October." Jackson's career in Oakland showed an athletic power hitter that excelled in the field and on the bases.

    Sammy Sosa came to the Cubs as an above average fielder in RF with some potential to hit. Sosa bulked up and began a HR barrage which propelled him to the top of the NL HR hitters during his tenure with the Cubs. His stats are somewhat tainted due to suspected PED use, but Sosa was the King of Chicago as he launched bomb after bomb for the Cubs.

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    Jim Thome- Sammy Sosa

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    Tarnished Legacies - Sosa & Bonds

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