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Recent HoF and Misc. Pickups

 

Here are a few recent pickups of Hall of Famers and some misc. cards.

HoFer Bill McKechnie managed for 25 years and had four pennants and two World Series championships (1925 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 1940 with the Cincinnati Reds).

1976/77 Shakey's Pizza, card #89.

HoFer Sparky Anderson was featured here.

Sparky Anderson, 1975 SSPC, card #22.

HoFer Tony Perez was the heart of the Big Red Machine's "Great Eight." The seven time All Star had over 90 RBIs 12 times in his 23 year career.

Tony Perez, 1975 SSPC, card #22. Love this card showing the slugger in a bunting pose!

HoFer Warren Spahn is 6th in all-time wins (363) and has the most of all left-handed pitchers in MLB history. The 17 time All Star won 20 games or more 13 times, and was the NL Cy Young winner in 1957. After pitching 4 games for the Boston Braves in 1942, Spahn missed the next three seasons due to military service (thank you). Imagine how many wins he would have finished with if he didn't miss those three seasons.

2001 Topps card #89.

HoFer Alan Trammell was a six time All Star and played his entire 20 year career with the Detroit Tigers.

2001 Topps card #106.

HoFer Dennis Eckersley was a six time All Star in his 24 year career and won the AL Cy Young award in 1992.

2016 Topps card #72.

HoFer Ted Williams won two Triple Crown and two MVP awards during his 19 year career. Williams lost three full seasons and the great majority of two more years due to WWII and the Korean War, respectively. If he had played those five full seasons and averaged his 32 HRs person average (averaged from the 2 years before and 2 years after each military service stint), he would have finished his career with about 675 lifetime HRs. This guy was the elite of the elite.

1988 Pacific, card #50.

HoFer Tim Raines was a seven time All Star during his 23 year career. He and his son Jr. are one of only two MLB father-son teammate combinations in MLB history, as featured here

1985 Fleer Limited Edition, card #26 of 44.

HoFer Cal Ripkin was a 19 time All Star and two time AL MVP during his 21 year career. Ripkin is best known for besting Iron Man Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record of 2130 games eventually finishing with 2632 consecutive games.

1986 Topps Mini Leaders, card #2.

HoFer Sandy Koufax was an NL MVP and three time Cy Young award winner during his 12 year career. I believe due to an arm injury, Koufax retired after a 27 win season in 1966.

1980-87 SSPC HOF Baseball Immortals, card #131.

Claude Osteen came up to the big leagues as a Cincinnati Red, but really found success with the Dodgers where he averaged 16 wins per season from 1965 - 1973. The three time All Star finished with 196 - 195 WL record.

1970 Topps Baseball Scratch Off Game Card - unscratched!

1969 Topps #13 of 33, Deckle Edge Mel Stottlemyer.

Don Mattingly was a six time All Star who also won nine Gold Glove awards and the AL MVP Award in 1985.

1988 Fleer Superstars, Don Mattingly, Card #22. 

Dave Parker was a seven time All Star who also won three Gold Glove awards and the NL MVP Award in 1978. Parker drove in 90 or more runs in 10 seasons.

1986 Topps Mini Leaders #41.

Thanks for visiting.
CinciCuse Bill


Comments

  1. Lots of goodies here... but not enough time to comment on each one. So I'll focus on my favorite... that Baseball Immortals Koufax. That's such a great looking card.

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