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1975 Topps Set Card 71/660 – #311 – 1974 Earned Run Average Leaders

1975 Topps Set Card 71/660 – #311 – 1974 Earned Run Average Leaders

Progress: 71/660

Player Name:  Jim Hunter, Buzz Capra

Card Number:  311

Team:  Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves

Image Style: Posed Portrait

How they got there:

Buzz Capra led all of major league baseball with a 2.281 ERA at the end of the 1974 baseball season.  He was followed in the NL by pitchers Phil Niekro, Jon Matlack, and Mike Marshall.  Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter paced the American League with a 2.488 ERA.

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Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter.

Hunter’s Hall of Fame resume includes a 224-166 record.  Catfish pitched for 15 seasons in the big leagues and was an 8-time All-Star.  He won the Cy Young award in 1974 when he went 25-12 with a 2.49 ERA.  Catfish won 5 World Series rings – 3 with the Oakland A’s and 2 with the New York Yankees.

Happy Birthday ‘Catfish’!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 37/660 – #310 – 1974 Victory Leaders

1975 Topps Set Card 37/660 – #310 – 1974 Victory Leaders

Progress: 37/660

Player Name:  Jim Hunter, Fergie Jenkins, Andy Messersmith, Phil Niekro

Card Number:  310

Team:  Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

Image Style: Posed Portrait

How they got there:

Both Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter and Fergie Jenkins paced the majors with 25 wins during the 1974 baseball season.  In the National League, it was Phil Niekro and Andy Messersmith that led the ‘Senior Circuit’ with 20 wins a piece.

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Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

One of the things that I like most about this subset is that it looks like Topps made conscious efforts to give us images that worked with the 1977 theme.

Here is the most recent addition to my 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers set, the card of Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter:

CLOTH HUNTER

As you can see with the image used, you have Hunter in his old Yankees garb complete with a great pair of Black stirrups!

NICE.

Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter.

Hunter’s Hall of Fame resume includes a 224-166 record.  Catfish pitched for 15 seasons in the big leagues and was an 8-time All-Star.  He won the Cy Young award in 1974 when he went 25-12 with a 2.49 ERA.  Catfish won 5 World Series rings – 3 with the Oakland A’s and 2 with the New York Yankees.

Happy Birthday ‘Catfish’!!!

Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter 2001 Upper Deck Decades

Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter 2001 Upper Deck Decades

Sure, it is a rip-off of Topps’ very popular 1975 baseball card set.  But the 2001 Upper Deck version is pretty sweet too…

The 3-color borders look very sharp, and the combinations chosen by Upper Deck work pretty well most of the time.

Here is the card of ‘Catfish’ Hunter that I recently scored:

As nice as this one is, how much better would it be if the 3-color border consisted of Yellow, White, and Green??

Hmmm….

Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Happy Birthday Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter!!!

Jim Hunter would have turned 65 years old today.

Hunter’s Hall of Fame resume includes a 224-166 record.  Catfish pitched for 15 seasons in the big leagues and was an 8-time All-Star.  He won the Cy Young award in 1974 when he went 25-12 with a 2.49 ERA.  Catfish won 5 World Series rings – 3 with the Oakland A’s and 2 with the New York Yankees.

Happy Birthday ‘Catfish’!!!