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Bob Uecker 2001 Topps Archives – FAIL!!!

Bob Uecker 2001 Topps Archives – FAIL!!!

You all know that I love this set.

But this card is horrible.  It actually looks like a downgrade in this collector’s eyes.

I guess that it was bound to happen, right??  I mean, Topps was so ‘on’ with this set – great design, excellent photo choices, and well though out player choices.

This one must have snuck by the editor during a very late  night…

Sorry, Mr. Uecker.

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #49

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #49

1962 Topps – Card #594 – AKA – ‘The Bob Uecker Rookie Card’

Doc Edwards – Edwards, a catcher, played for 4 teams during his 5-year major league career.  Consistently used as a back-up, Edwards appeared in 317 games during that time.  A career .238 hitter, he has 15 career home runs with 69 runs scored and 87 RBI.

Ken Retzer – Retzer played 4 years in the big leagues, all of which were for the Washington Senators.  Strictly used as a ‘second-stringer’, he played in 237 games.  Retzer was a decent with and has a .264 lifetime average.  His most impressive stat shows off his ‘good eye’ as he struck out just 50 times in 754 plate appearances!

Don Pavletich – Pavletich played 12 seasons in the majors splitting time between Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boston.  He was never able to secure a job in the starting line-up, but was used often as a back-up catcher and first baseman.  In 12 big league seasons, Pavletich amassed 46 home runs and 193 RBI while also scoring 163 runs!!

Doug Camili – A 9-year veteran, Camili suited up for the Dodgers and Senators during his playing days.  In a back-up role, he appeared in 313 contests.  During that time Camili compiled a .199 batting average while collecting 153 hits, 18 homers, and just 80 RBI.

Bob Uecker – Playing for 4 teams over the course of 6 seasons, Bob Uecker was often used as a complimentary piece in trades.  A career .200 hitter, Uecker amassed 146 hits with 14 homers and 74 RBI during that time.  For such subpar numbers, Uecker is still one of the most famous faces in the sport today!

Happy Birthday Bob Uecker!!!

Yep, Bob Uecker turns 74 today!!!

Not too often is a player remembered or more famous for what they did off of the playing field than what they accomplished on it.  But for Uecker, that is exactly the case.  After leaving the game of baseball with just 6 seasons under his belt, Bob Uecker became better known as a comedian/actor.

Who could ever forget his role in the Miller Lite commercials that dominated the air waves in the 80’s and 90’s.  And then you have Mr. Belvedere in which ‘Uecker’ starred for 5 seasons.  You certainly cannot forget the countless appearances Uecker made during late night television as he hung out with Johnny Carson.  And you have to remember him as the radio announcer in the Major League Trilogy…

One of my favorite Uecker commercials… 

Happy Birthday Mr. Uecker!!!