Fergie Jenkins And His Fantastic1966 Topps Rookie Baseball Card
Some of the hobby’s greatest rookie cards came out of sets issued in the 1960’s.
And many of them featured more than one player, with some even featuring as many as four.
Fergie Jenkins’ rookie card was in the 1966 Topps set. He was paired with another Phillies rookie, Bill Sorrell.
Here is their shared rookie card:
And here is a little more to learn about both guys:
Ferguson Jenkins – One of the greatest pitchers from the 1970’s, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins had an amazing career. With 284 lifetime wins, alongside (7)20-win seasons, Fergie was a consistently dominant pitcher during his 19-year career. One of only two pitchers in baseball history to strikeout 3,000 batters while not allowing more than 1,000 walks, Fergie was the picture of both power and control while on the mound. Career achievements include the 1971 Cy Young award and being a 3-time All-star.
Bill Sorrell – Sorrell played just 3 seasons in the big leagues and he played for three different teams in that time. Getting into just 85 games, Sorrell was unable to earn steady work in the majors. With a career batting average of .267, Sorrell managed to collect 44 hits, 5 home runs, and 17 RBI.