The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #4

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #4

Headline – ‘Ryan, Carlton, And Perry Surpass Walter Johnson’

Text on the back – Montreal, Quebec, April 2, 1983: Astros’ Nolan Ryan fanned his 3,509th batter breaking mark of 3,508 K’s by Walter Johnson, 1907-27.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1983: Philles’ Steve Carlton’s 3,509th strikeout has exceeded lifetime total of Walter Johnson.  Boston, Massachusetts, August 13, 1983: Royals’ Gaylord Perry has recorded his 3,509th strikeout to surpass Walter Johnson’s 3,508.

25 years later – Sine 1984, Johnson’s mark has been passed by 5 more pitchers.

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