Friday, April 23, 2010

Nitty Gritty Card of the Day

Today's Nitty Gritty Card of the Day is card #11 from 1968 Topps. This card showcases the National League's strikeout leaders from 1967. Across the front this card gives you 3 Hall of Famers. Jim Bunning (who used to be a baseball player!) led the league with 253 Ks. Fergie Jenkins placed second with 236 and Gaylord Perry was close behind with 230. The cards back shows the Top-50 pitchers in the NL in that category. There were some big name hurlers in '67 and its a little crazy that Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Juan Marichal, Phil Niekro and Bob Gibson couldn't crack the top 10 that year. I love this game, I love this hobby! 42 years LATER!

4 comments:

  1. Gibson missed 2 months with a broken leg, and still came back to dominate in the World Series!

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  2. ...and Carlton began the 1967 season as the Cardinals' 5th starter. He was only in his 2nd year then, I think.

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