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1958 HEADLINE: Stan Musial Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’!!!!

1958 HEADLINE: Stan Musial Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’!!!!

On this day in 1958, Cardinals’ superstar Stan Musial collected the 3,000th hit of his major league career.

A dynamic offensive player, Musial is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Playing in the big leagues for 22 seasons, all with the Cardinals, Musial collected 3,630 hits during his playing days. Averaging, 165 hits per year, Musial eclipsed the 200-hit mark on six different occasions.

Currently ranked in 4th place on the all-time hits list, Musial is in a spot that should remain his for quite some time.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Musial!!!

Did You Know…

No player in major league history has connected for more home runs in the All-Star Game than Hall of Famer, Stan Musial.  Musial has belted six home runs during the mid-summer classic.

Stan Musial

Did You Know…

The last major league player to hit twenty or more triples in a season and steal less than 10 bases in the same season is Stan Musial.

In 1946, Musial connected for 20 triples and stole just 7 bases.

Stan Musial

Happy Birthday Stan ‘The Man’ Musial!!!

Happy Birthday Stan ‘The Man’ Musial!!!

Today we celebrate the life and major league baseball career of legendary Cardinals player, Stan Musial.

Oftentimes regarded as one of the most complete and dominant offensive players of all-time, there was very little that Stan Musial could not do with a baseball bat in his hands.

The numbers – 3,630 hits, .331 career batting average, 725 doubles, 177 triples, 475 home runs, 1,949 runs scored, 1,951 RBI, and just 696 strikeouts in 10,972 at-bats.

The accolades – 20-time All-Star, 7 batting titles, 3 MVP awards, 4-time MVP runner-up.  3-time World Series Champion.  1969 Hall of Fame with 317/340 votes placed.

Musial had a marvelous career, one that kept him in the city of St. Louis over the course of his 22 big league seasons.

Musial is a true legend of the game, and undoubtedly one of the 10 best offensive players of all-time!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Musial!!!

Stan Musial 2001 Topps ’50 Years Of Topps’ – ‘Noteworthy’

Stan Musial 2001 Topps ’50 Years Of Topps’ – ‘Noteworthy’

I love this set, and I have yet to be really disappointed by any of the cards that I have added to my collection from the set.

Still on the fence about collecting the full thing, I keep an eye on singles and add them to my collection as I can.

Bringing home a card of Stan Musial is always a good thing.  And bringing home a card of Mr. Musial from this set is even better.

It’s just too bad that Topps did not feature a better picture of ‘Stan The Man’ with this issue…

VINTAGE MUSIAL

I’ll give them a pass this time around, but I think that this one would look so much better had Topps given us a shot of Musial in his famous batting stance.

Word.

1958 HEADLINE: Stan Musial Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’!!!!

1958 HEADLINE: Stan Musial Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’!!!!

On this day in 1958, Cardinals’ superstar Stan Musial collected the 3,000th hit of his major league career.

A dynamic offensive player, Musial is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Playing in the big leagues for 22 seasons, all with the Cardinals, Musial collected 3,630 hits during his playing days. Averaging, 165 hits per year, Musial eclipsed the 200-hit mark on six different occasions.

Currently ranked in 4th place on the all-time hits list, Musial is in a spot that should remain his for quite some time.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Musial!!!

Stan Musial 2012 Topps Heritage “Flashbacks ’63” – The Man Leaves ‘Em Wanting More

Stan Musial 2012 Topps Heritage “Flashbacks ’63” – The Man Leaves ‘Em Wanting More

Wow, what a great looking baseball card!

Everything about this card takes you right back to Musial’s era.  From the image to the text and font size to the basic graphic design – It feels like the 1960’s!

But, this card was issued in 2012 – and that it what makes a set like Topps Heritage a hit with collectors!!!

This card honors the final at-bat of Musial’s historic career.  The result was a single and game-leading RBI that helped the Cardinals win 3-2 over the Cincinnati Reds. 

 

VINTAGE MUSIAL

Enjoy.