Fun Cards: 2013 Topps George Foster
The only slugger to top 50 home runs in the 1970s, George Foster launched 52 long balls in his 1977 MVP season. The last player to hit 50 in one year was Willie Mays in 1965, and the mark was not matched again until Detroit’s Cecil Fielder did it in 1990. The feat became commonplace beginning in 1995 when Albert Belle, Ken Griffey, Mark McGwire and others began knocking the ball out of the park at a record pace. Of course, it was later revealed that some of those players had some chemical assistance.