‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #7
1972 Topps – Card #79 – AKA – ‘The Carlton Fisk Rookie Card’
Mike Garman – Drafted 3rd in the 1967 draft, Garman hardly had the career one would expect of a 3rd pick in the draft. Still, Garman enjoyed a 9-season career while playing with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Garman finished his career with a 22-27 record while collecting 42 saves. With a 3.63 ERA Garman appeared in 303 games and pitched 433 innings.
Cecil Cooper – Cooper played 16 years in the big leagues and enjoyed successful stints with the Red Sox and Brewers. He was a 5-time All-Star, 3-time Silver Slugger winner and winner of 2 Gold Gloves. Cooper has 2,192 career hits alongside 241 home runs, 1,012 runs scored, and 1,125 RBI. With a career batting average of .298, Cooper had 7,939 plate appearances during his career.
Carlton Fisk – A true baseball superstar, Fisk had an amazing 24-year baseball career. Playing for both the Red & White Sox, Fisk pu up Hall of Fame numbers throughout his career. His amazing numbers include 376 home runs, 1,330 RBI, and 1,276 runs scored. Fisk’s trophy shelf includes the Rookie of the Year award, 11 All-Star appearances, 3 Silver Slugger trophies, and 1 Gold Glove award.