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1975 Topps Set Card 204/660 – #94 – Jim Lonborg, Phillies

1975 Topps Set Card 204/660 – #94 – Jim Lonborg, Phillies

Progress: 204/660

Player Name:  Jim Lonborg

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1965-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Lonborg started 26 games for the Phillies during the 1975 baseball season.  He compiled a record of 8-6 with 6 complete games and 2 shutouts over that time.  In 159 innings of work, Lonborg allowed 161 hits and 84 runs en route to an ERA of 4.12 ERA.  Lonborg averaged 4.1 strikeouts per nine innings while also striking out 1.75 batters per one walk given up.

Notes From Career:  Jim Lonborg pitched for the Red Sox and Phillies during his 15-season career.  He has a career record of 157-137, which includes a personal best 22 wins during the ’67 season.  Lonborg’s career ERA is 3.86.  In 2,464 innings of work, Lonborg struck out 1,475 batters while allowing 2,400 hits and 1,170 runs.  He was named as an All-Star in 1967, while also winning the AL Cy Young Award.

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1968 Topps Game – Jim Lonborg

1968 Topps Game – Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg had a fantastic season in 1967, which is probably why he was placed into the special set the following year.

The stats from 1967 – 39 games started, 22-9 record, 15 complete games, 2 shutouts, 246 strikeouts, 83 walks, 3.16 ERA, All-star appearance, and 1 shiny Cy Young Award!!! 

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TTM Success: 1967 Cy Young Winner, Jim Lonborg!!!

TTM Success: 1967 Cy Young Winner, Jim Lonborg!!!

13 days was all that it took for this former Cy Young winning pitcher to ‘deliver’ 3 great autographs for my collection!!

I now have the 1976, 1977, and 1978 Topps cards all signed by Mr. Lonborg.

And while he did not inscribe these cards with his ’67 Cy Young’ inscription(probably because that came from his days with Boston, and not Philly), I am thrilled to add these to my collection of TTM autographs from the ‘Award Winners’ of the game.

Thank you Mr. Lonborg.

Jim Lonborg Autograph TTM Success!!!

Jim Lonborg has a reputation as being one of the best TTM signers around.  Although he has been away from the game since 1979, his status remains high among collectors due to his generous signing habits.

I received this card back from Mr. Lonborg in just 9 days.  Since he added the inscription of ‘1967 Cy Young’ to his signature, I thought it would be best to highlight that incredible year for him.

 The stats – 39 games started, 22-9 record, 15 complete games, 2 shutouts, 246 strikeouts, 83 walks, 3.16 ERA, All-star appearance, and 1 shiny Cy Young Award!!! 

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In 1967, as a member of the Boston Red Sox, Lonborg started 39 games while going 22-9.  He threw 15 complete games that year including 2 shutouts.  Lonbogr pitched 273 innings while finishing the year with a 3.16 ERA.  He compiled 246 strikeouts in that season and allowed just 83 walks – good for a very respectable 2.96:1 K:walk ratio.

One heck of a year by one heck of a pitcher!!  And one heck of an autograph too!!  Thank you Mr. Lonborg!!!

14 More Autograph TTM Requests Are In The Mail!!!

Another round of letters are going into the mail tomorrow.  I just sealed these up and am ready to get them into the postal stream. 

My mailbox has been quite active lately and I am hoping my luck continues as I try a few of my older, sentimental players as well as a few more current guys.

Here are the guys I am sending to now:  Jim Lonborg, Bernie Williams, Al Downing, Don Baylor, Claudell Washington, Charlie Hough, Rick Reuschel, Glenn Beckert, Mike Mussina, Brett Butler, Marquis Grissom, Mike Cameron, Eric Davis, and Ozzie Guillen.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated as, good or bad, as these start to make their way back home to me.

Wish me luck… 

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