Saturday, May 29, 2010
Nitty Gritty Card of the Day
So I have spent the better part of the day sorting, sorting and organizing the mess that I call a card collection. I stop every now and then to scan and read the other blogs. This morning I was checking out Play at the Plate where he has up another edition of Cards From the Old Man. Today’s feature is a sweet 1962 Topps card of the greatest left-handed pitcher of All Time Warren Spahn. My competitive nature took over and I felt like I HAD to post a ’62 Topps card myself. Unfortunately I really don’t have many, certainly not anything that would rival Warren Spahn. That said, the Nitty Gritty Card of the Day is from ’62 Topps, card #498 of Angels pitcher Jim Donohue. Warren Spahn won 363 games and pitched a couple of no-hitters, but this card confirms that Jim Donohue also pitched a no-hitter. His however came in college and not in the majors like Spahn’s. Donohue’s career was far less storied than Spahn’s. It lasted just 2 seasons for 3 different teams. Over that time he was 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA in 70 big league games. I love this hobby! 48 years LATER!