‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #49

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #49

1962 Topps – Card #594 – AKA – ‘The Bob Uecker Rookie Card’

Doc Edwards – Edwards, a catcher, played for 4 teams during his 5-year major league career.  Consistently used as a back-up, Edwards appeared in 317 games during that time.  A career .238 hitter, he has 15 career home runs with 69 runs scored and 87 RBI.

Ken Retzer – Retzer played 4 years in the big leagues, all of which were for the Washington Senators.  Strictly used as a ‘second-stringer’, he played in 237 games.  Retzer was a decent with and has a .264 lifetime average.  His most impressive stat shows off his ‘good eye’ as he struck out just 50 times in 754 plate appearances!

Don Pavletich – Pavletich played 12 seasons in the majors splitting time between Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boston.  He was never able to secure a job in the starting line-up, but was used often as a back-up catcher and first baseman.  In 12 big league seasons, Pavletich amassed 46 home runs and 193 RBI while also scoring 163 runs!!

Doug Camili – A 9-year veteran, Camili suited up for the Dodgers and Senators during his playing days.  In a back-up role, he appeared in 313 contests.  During that time Camili compiled a .199 batting average while collecting 153 hits, 18 homers, and just 80 RBI.

Bob Uecker – Playing for 4 teams over the course of 6 seasons, Bob Uecker was often used as a complimentary piece in trades.  A career .200 hitter, Uecker amassed 146 hits with 14 homers and 74 RBI during that time.  For such subpar numbers, Uecker is still one of the most famous faces in the sport today!

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One response to “‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #49

  1. Crazy Pavletich has a ’62 Rookie Parade card. I’m pretty sure he also has a card in the ’59 set. Guess some guys are in the process of arriving for several years.

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