36 days is all that it took for Ken Holtzman to return this signed card to me.
The autograph was done in ball-point pen and doesn’t look great but beggers cannot be choosers….
While Holtzman may best be known as part of the 3-time World Series champion Oakland A’s teams from the mid-70’s, I like to remember his days with the Chicago Cubs. Like a few other notable pitchers, Ken had 2 stints with the Cubbies – the first tem he played with for 7 years and then again for the final 2 years.
Altogether, Holtzman won 174 games while losing 150. He has amassed 1,601 career strikeouts, a 3.49 ERA, 127 complete games, 31 shutouts, and 2 All-star team selections.
Thanks for the great autograph Mr. Holtzman!!!
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1983 Topps Super Veteran – Reggie Smith
I’m thinking more like ‘Really, Really Good Veteran’ when I look at Reggie Smith’s career. A lifetime batting average of .287 along with 2,020 hits and 314 home runs are very impressive numbers for this 17-season veteran. 4 appearances in the World Series is very strong, and the 1 win with the Dodgers in 1981 gives him a title that many players never achieve. 7 All-star selections and 1 Gold Glove add to his resume too.
Super? Really, really good? Now that’s more like it!!
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The ‘Say Hey Kid’ turns 78 years old today.
Possibly the greatest all-around player in baseball history, the name Willie mays carries some major weight in the sport of professional baseball.
The resume: Career .302 batting average. 3,283 hits. 660 home runs. 2,062 runs scored. 1,903 RBI. 338 stolen bases.
The accolades: 1951 Rookie of the Year. 2-Time MVP Winner(1954 & 1965). 20-Time All-star. 12 Consecutive Gold Gloves. 1 World Series Championship.
Happy Birthday Mr. Mays!!!
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