‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #48

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #48

1970 Topps – Card # – AKA – ‘The Bill Buckner Rookie Card’

Jack Jenkins – Jenkins’ career spanned 3 major league seasons and in that time he appeared in just 8 games.  A pitcher, used as both a starter and reliever, Jenkins just did not have ‘the stuff’ to stick around long.  His career record is 0-3 with an ERA of 4.72.  In 26 innings pitched, he allowed 28 hits and 14 runs while walking 19 and striking out 16.

Bill Buckner – Buckner played in the major leagues for 22 seasons.  And during that time he played for 5 different clubs.  He will always be known for the play that he did not make during the 1986 World Series, but he also put up some solid numbers which kept him employed as a big leaguer for more than 2 decades.  A career .289 hitter, Buckner also collected 2,715 hits, 1,077 runs scored, 498 doubles, 174 home runs, and he drove in 1,208 runs.  Buckner made the all-star team one time – in 1981.

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