Julio Franco

Julio Cesar Robles Franco
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: August 23, 1958 in Hato Mayor, DR
Signed: 1978 by the Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired: as a free agent, December 2005
Departed: released, July 2007

 

This ageless wonder was a one-time American League batting champion, and holds the record as the last player to appear in the major leagues who is actually older than your humble host. A 1994 Flair card is pictured here, and several other cards from Julio's storied career are pictured below.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB  SB  CS   SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
===============================================================================================
1982 Phi NL   16   29    3    8   1  0   0    3    9   0   2    4   2   0   1  0 .323 .310 .276
1983 Cle AL  149  560   68  153  24  8   8   80  217  32  12   50  27   2   3  6 .306 .388 .273
1984 Cle AL  160  658   82  188  22  5   3   79  229  19  10   68  43   6   1 10 .331 .348 .286
1985 Cle AL  160  636   97  183  33  4   6   90  242  13   9   74  54   4   0  9 .343 .381 .288
1986 Cle AL  149  599   80  183  30  5  10   74  253  10   7   66  32   0   0  5 .338 .422 .306
1987 Cle AL  128  495   86  158  24  3   8   52  212  32   9   56  57   3   0  5 .389 .428 .319
1988 Cle AL  152  613   88  186  23  6  10   54  251  25  11   72  56   2   1  4 .361 .409 .303
1989 Tex AL  150  548   80  173  31  5  13   92  253  21   3   69  66   1   0  6 .386 .462 .316
1990 Tex AL  157  582   96  172  27  1  11   69  234  31  10   83  82   2   2  2 .383 .402 .296
1991 Tex AL  146  589  108  201  27  3  15   78  279  36   9   78  65   3   0  2 .408 .474 .341
1992 Tex AL   35  107   19   25   7  0   2    8   38   1   1   17  15   0   1  0 .328 .355 .234
1993 Tex AL  144  532   85  154  31  3  14   84  233   9   3   95  62   1   5  7 .360 .438 .289
1994 Chi AL  112  433   72  138  19  2  20   98  221   8   1   75  62   5   0  5 .406 .510 .319
1996 Cle AL  112  432   72  139  20  1  14   76  203   8   8   82  61   3   0  3 .407 .470 .322
1997 2teams  120  430   68  116  16  1   7   44  155  15   6  116  69   1   1  4 .369 .360 .270
1999 T B AL    1    1    0    0   0  0   0    0    0   0   0    1   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
2001 Atl NL   25   90   13   27   4  0   3   11   40   0   0   20  10   1   0  0 .376 .444 .300
2002 Atl NL  125  338   51   96  13  1   6   30  129   5   1   75  39   1   2  3 .357 .382 .284
2003 Atl NL  103  197   28   58  12  2   5   31   89   0   1   43  25   0   0  1 .372 .452 .294
2004 Atl NL  125  320   37   99  18  3   6   57  141   4   2   68  36   1   1  3 .378 .441 .309
2005 Atl NL  108  233   30   64  12  1   9   42  105   4   0   57  27   1   1  3 .348 .451 .275
2006 *METS*   95  165   14   45  10  0   2   26   61   6   1   49  13   1   0  0 .330 .370 .273
2007 2teams   55   90    8   20   3  0   1   16   26   2   1   23  14   0   0  2 .321 .289 .222
===============================================================================================
METS TOTALS  135  215   21   55  10  0   3   34   74   8   2   62  23   1   0  1 .329 .344 .256
OTHER CLUBS 2392 8462 1264 2531 397 54 170 1160 3546 273 105 1279 894  37  19 79 .365 .419 .299
===============================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 2527 8677 1285 2586 407 54 173 1194 3620 281 107 1341 917  38  19 80 .365 .417 .298

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB  SB  CS   SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
===============================================================================================
1997 Cle AL   78  289   46   82  13  1   3   25  106   8   5   75  38   0   1  0 .367 .367 .284
1997 Mil AL   42  141   22   34   3  0   4   19   49   7   1   41  31   1   0  4 .373 .348 .241
2007 *METS*   40   50    7   10   0  0   1    8   13   2   1   13  10   0   0  1 .328 .260 .200
2007 Atl NL   15   40    1   10   3  0   0    8   13   0   0   10   4   0   0  1 .311 .325 .250

 

JAPANESE BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB  SB  CS   SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
===============================================================================================
1995 ChL PL  127  474   60  145  25  3  10   58  206  11   7  106  60   3   0  3 .385 .435 .306
1998 ChL PL  131  487   78  141  27  2  18   77  226   7   5  107  68   4   0  3 .379 .464 .290
===============================================================================================
CAREEER TOTS 258  961  138  286  52  5  28  135  432  18  12  213 128   7   0  6 .382 .450 .298

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This is a list of the Julio Franco cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity

1983 Donruss

1984 Donruss

1985 Topps

1986 Topps

1983 Donruss #525

1984 Donruss #216
1984 Fleer #542
1984 O-Pee-Chee #48
1984 Topps #48

1984 Topps Stickers #379

1985 All-Star Game

1985 All-Star Game program insert
1985 Donruss #94
1985 Fleer #448
1985 Topps #237

1986 Donruss #216
1986 Fleer #586
1986 Fleer Baseball's Best Sluggers and Pitchers #9
1986 Fleer Classic Miniatures #115
1986 Fleer League Leaders #13
1986 Fleer Limited Edition #16
1986 Kay Bee Young Superstars of Baseball #14
1986 Leaf #93
1986 Sportflics #33
1986 Topps #391
1986 Topps Tattoos
(partial panel)

1987 Fleer
League Leaders

1988 Donruss
Baseball's Best

1989 Fleer
All Star Team

1989 Topps Traded

1987 Donruss #131
1987 Fleer #251
1987 Fleer Classic Miniatures #39
1987 Fleer League Leaders #19
1987 Fleer Limited Edition #15
1987 O-Pee-Chee #160
1987 Sportflics #84
1987 Topps #160

1988 Topps Big

1988 Classic Red #187
1988 Donruss #10a
(Diamond Kings; "INC.")
1988 Donruss #156a
("INC.")
1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #168
1988 Fleer #609
1988 Fleer Award Winners #13
1988 Fleer Tiffany #609
1988 Gatorade Indians #14
1988 KayBee Team Leaders #8
1988 O-Pee-Chee #49
1988 Panini Stickers #77
1988 Score #60
1988 Topps #683
1988 Topps Big #135

1989 Baseball Cards Magazine #68 ("Fence Busters")
1989 Bowman #228
1989 Cadaco Discs
(misspelled "Franko")
1989 Cadaco Discs
(corrected)
1989 Donruss #310a
("INC." and "*Denotes")
1989 Donruss #310c
("INC" and "*Denotes")
1989 Donruss Baseball's Best #32
1989 Donruss Traded #T-31
1989 Fleer #404
1989 Fleer All-Star Team #5
1989 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #3
1989 Panini Stickers #325
1989 Score #11
1989 Score Traded #35T
1989 Topps #55
1989 Topps #398
(All-Star)
1989 Topps Sticker Cards #4

1989 Topps Traded #34T
1989 Upper Deck #186

1990 Upper Deck

1991 Stadium Club
Members Only

1992 Donruss
Diamond Kings

1993 Pacific

1990 Baseball Cards Magazine #BC39
1990 Bowman #497
1990 Classic Blue #67
1990 Donruss #142a
("INC.")
1990 Donruss #142b
("INC")
1990 Donruss #701d
(All Star; corrected; "All-Star Game Performance")
1990 Donruss AL Best #112
1990 Donruss MVPs #BC-14a
("INC.")
1990 Donruss MVPs #BC-14b
("INC")
1990 Fleer #296
1990 Fleer Baseball All Stars #8
1990 K Mart Superstars #18
1990 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #10
1990 Publications International Stickers
(action and portrait)
1990 Score #160
1990 Scoremasters #29
1990 Sportflics #158
1990 Topps #386
(All-Star)
1990 Topps #550
1990 Topps Glossy Send-Away All-Stars #35
1990 Topps Sticker Cards #37
1990 Upper Deck #82
(Rangers checklist)
1990 Upper Deck #103b
(with copyright)
1990 US Playing Cards All-Stars
(joker)

1990 Baseball Cards Magazine

1991 Bowman #368 (Silver Slugger)
1991 Donruss #192a ("INC")
1991 Donruss #192b ("INC.")
1991 Fleer #285
1991 Fleer Ultra #348
1991 International Playing Cards All-Stars
(six of hearts)
1991 Leaf #228
1991 Score #392
(All-Star)
1991 Score #493
1991 Topps #387
(All-Star)
1991 Topps #775
1991 Topps Stadium Club Members Only
1991 Upper Deck #227
1991 Upper Deck Silver Sluggers #SS1
1991 US Playing Card Company All-Stars
(six of hearts)

1992 Classic Dark Blue #157
1992 Classic White #T36
1992 Donruss #741
1992 Donruss Diamond Kings #DK-4
1992 Fleer #303
1992 Fleer #690
(League Leaders)
1992 Fleer Ultra #13
1992 French's Player Series #3
1992 Leaf #119b
("INC")
1992 Leaf Studio #241
1992 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #10
1992 O-Pee-Chee #490
1992 Pinnacle #150
1992 Score #108
1992 Score #432
(All-Star)
1992 Score Superstars #38
1992 Topps #398
(All-Star)
1992 Topps #490
1992 Topps Gold Winners #398
(All-Star)
1992 Topps Stadium Club #440
1992 Topps Stadium Club Dome #52
1992 Upper Deck #241
1992 Upper Deck #241
(gold hologram)
1992 US Playing Cards Aces
(ace of diamonds)

1994 Fleer Extra Bases

1993 Bowman #657
1993 Fleer #320
1993 Fleer Ultra #277
1993 Leaf #27
1993 Leaf Studio #103
1993 Leaf Triple Play #148
1993 Pacific #310
1993 Pinnacle #104
1993 Score #394
1993 Topps #670
1993 Topps Gold #670
1993 Topps Stadium Club #651
1993 Upper Deck #656

1994 Bowman's Best Red #74
1994 Donruss #481
1994 Fleer Extra Bases #46
1994 Fleer Flair #276

1994 Pinnacle #520

1994 Pinnacle Select #288
1994 Score #413
1994 Score Gold Rush #413
1994 Score Rookie & Traded #RT29
1994 Topps #260
1994 Topps Finest #278
1994 Topps Gold #260
1994 Topps Team Stadium Club #147
1994 Upper Deck #57
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #415

1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Silver Signature #415

1994 Upper Deck SP #191

1994 Pinnacle

1995 Pacific Crown

1996 E-XL

1997 Metal Universe

1995 Donruss #328
1995 Fleer #116
1995 Fleer Ultra RBI Kings #5
1995 Pacific Crown Collection #87

1995 Score Gold Rush #70
1995 Topps #135
1995 Topps Stadium Club Members Only #16
1995 Topps Stadium Club Ring Leaders Members Only #21
1995 Topps Stadium Club Super Team World Series #248
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Special Edition #231
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Special Edition Silver Signature #231

1996 Fleer/Skybox E-XL #47
1996 Fleer Update #U31
1996
Leaf Signature Series Silver
(autographed)
1996 Leaf Studio #82

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado #60

1996 Pinnacle Foil #347

1997 Fleer #77
1997 Fleer/Skybox Metal Universe #80

1997 Pacific Crown Collection #68

1997 Score #139
1997 Score Tribe Collection Platinum #5
(foil)
1997 Topps #241
1997 Upper Deck #51
1997 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #87

2002 Topps Total

2003 Upper Deck

2004 Topps Hit Parade

2005 Fleer Tradition

2002 Fleer Tradition #19
2002 Topps #424
2002 Topps Chrome #424
2002 Topps Opening Day #151
2002 Topps Total #909
2002 Upper Deck Victory #254

2003 Donruss Team Heroes #34
2003 Topps #409
2003 Upper Deck #391
2003 Upper Deck Forty Man #411

2004 Donruss Classics #76
2004 Fleer Tradition #191

2004 Topps Hit Parade #HP23

2005 Bazooka Blasts #BB-JF (game-used bat)
2005 Fleer Tradition #85
2005 Topps Rookie Cup #52

2005 Topps Total #132
2005 Topps Total Silver #132

2006 Topps Gold

2007 Fleer Mini

2008 Topps Year in Review

2006 Fleer #62
2006 Topps #431

2006 Topps Gold #431 (1052/2006)
2006 Topps Hit Parade #HIT3
2006 Upper Deck #710

2007 Fleer #139
2007 Fleer Mini Die-Cuts #139
2007 Topps #531
2007 Topps Gold #531 (0013/2007)
2007 Topps Mets Boxed Team Set #NYM15
2007 Upper Deck #375

2008 Topps All-Star Rookie 50th Anniversary #AR19
2008 Topps Year in Review #YR34
2008 Topps Year in Review #YR76

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary #594

Other Julio Franco memorabilia in my collection:

1990 Phoenix Magnets
1992 Score/Coca-Cola Salutes Baseball's Best
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