Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Nitty Gritty Card of the Day-1965 Topps Gaylord Perry

Today’s Nitty Gritty Card of the Day comes from the 1965 Topps set; it is card #193 of San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry. I am not going to go into a full history of Perry’s career like I normally do. We all know that he won the Cy Young Award in both leagues, he won 15 games or more in 13 consecutive seasons, he won over 300 games and he is deservedly in the Hall of Fame. I picked this card because it came out before he became that guy. He was just a young guy fighting for a spot in the rotation. He would win over 20 games the next year, 1966, and he and Juan Marichal would be a one-two punch that rivaled Koufax and Drysdale, but in 1965 he was just Jim Perry’s little brother. 45 years, LATER!

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