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!


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

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

  3. i need that card!!