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1954 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Makes The Greatest Catch In Baseball History!!!

1954 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Makes The Greatest Catch In Baseball History!!!

On this day back in 1954, Willie Mays made ‘The Catch’.

Often considered to be the greatest defensive play in baseball history, this outstanding catch still gets ‘air-time’ every year.  The fact that this catch happened in front of a national audience during the baseball playoffs only added to its legend.

One could certainly argue that more amazing catches have been made since, but this is ‘The Catch’ that still stands out amongst all others.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!

Mays

Did You Know…

Willie Mays was the first player in major league history to connect for 300 home runs, steal 300 bases, and reach the 3,000 hits milestone in the same big league career.

Willie Mays

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Willie Mays 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ – Mini

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Willie Mays 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ – Mini

You know me, I like to collect subsets.  And the ‘Glove Stories’ subset issued in this year’s Gypsy Queen set has been considered an option due to the great action it offers.

I did not know that this set was issued in ‘mini’ format but when I saw this card I immediately grabbed it.

This is the card of Willie Mays from the set.  As you can see, he is making ‘The Catch’ that was made famous in the 1954 World Series.

Check it out:

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In time, I will go after this whole set.  And after seeing this mini version, I may have to snag the minis as well…

1954 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Makes The Greatest Catch In Baseball History!!!

1954 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Makes The Greatest Catch In Baseball History!!!

On this day back in 1954, Willie Mays made ‘The Catch’.

Often considered to be the greatest defensive play in baseball history, this outstanding catch still gets ‘air-time’ every year.  The fact that this catch happened in front of a national audience during the baseball playoffs only added to its legend.

One could certainly argue that more amazing catches have been made since, but this is ‘The Catch’ that still stands out amongst all others.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!

Mays