Here is the third team that ended 1983 with a 70-92 record. Even though they had similar records, they were all going in different directions. The Angels had won the division in '79 and '82, and were trending downward, although they would make another playoff appearance in '86. The Indians hadn't done anything in years and it would be another decade before they were serious contenders. Meanwhile, the Twins had a rough few years to start out the '80s, but the core of the teams that would win a World Series title in 1987 and 1991 started to appear in 1982, so there rookie cards start appearing in the 1983 sets.
Best Player: Kent Hrbek
Best Pitcher: Ken Schrom...best pitcher going 15-8 with a sub 4.00 ERA, but he had no card in any of the 1983 sets. This is where a regional Twins set may come in handy if one was ever created.
All-Stars: Gary Ward
Rookie Card of the Year: Gary Gaetti, long time 3rd baseman played through the 2000 season with the Twins, Angels, Royals, Cardinals, Cubs, and Red Sox. He finished his career with 2280 hits and 360 home runs.
Other rookie cards: Paul Boris (listed under retired players), Randy Bush, Jim Eisenreich, Lenny Faedo, Terry Felton (listed under retired players), Jeff Little (listed under retired players), Jesus Vega (listed under retired players), Frank Viola, Len Whitehouse
First Twin card: Bobby Mitchell, John Pacella (listed under Baltimore Orioles)
Most interesting non-Topps card: no Twin appeared on a card only in sets other than Topps or Topps Traded
Other notes: Sal Butera appeared on a Topps card as a Twin, but played only with the Tigers in 1983, his card can be found in the Detroit Tigers checklist. John Pacella appeared on a Topps card as a Twin, but pitched in the minor league system of the Baltimore Orioles in 1983, his card can be found in the Baltimore Orioles checklist.