2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Denny McClain
With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.
The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.
This is the Denny McClain card from the set:
On the field, Denny McClain is most known for his amazing 1968 baseball season in which he won 31 games while losing just 6. He was the American League’s MVP and Cy Young Award winner in ’68, and led the league in wins, winning percentage, starts, complete games, innings pitched, home runs allowed, batters faced, and strikeouts:walks.
McClain would help lead his Tigers to the World Series in 1968. They ultimately lost the series to another pitcher that had a pretty good season for the National League in 1968 – Mr. Bob Gibson!