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"G Head" from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Art, Music and Baseball. About sums it up...
"G Head" from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Art, Music and Baseball. About sums it up...

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NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 MARV LANE
Here’s
a 1972 card for former career Detroit Tigers outfielder Marv Lane, who
made his Major League debut during the 1971 season with a scant eight
games: In those eight games, Lane hit .143 with a couple of hits over 14 at-bats, with an RBI and walk thr...

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1976 PROJECT- A RE-DO FOR NELSON BRILES
Here’s
a redone 1976 card for former pitcher Nelson Briles, at the request of
“Reader Jim”, who wanted a card of the righty with the team he actually
played for the year before, the Kansas City Royals: Briles wrapped up his second season in K.C. With a 6...

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MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 LARRY COX
Here’s
a “missing” 1975 card for catcher Larry Cox, who was just starting out
his career in the mid-1970’s with the team that signed him, the
Philadelphia Phillies: Though he wouldn’t get his first baseball card until the 1977 set, as an
airbrushed Seat...

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NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 ART GARDNER
Here’s a “not so missing” 1979 card for a guy I already created a “missing” 1978 card, former outfielder Art Gardner: The 1978 card I created a while back for him was as an Astros player,
for whom he played the first two of his short three-year career. Thi...

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MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 JOHN VUKOVICH
Here’s
a “missing” 1972 card for a guy that saw enough action during the 1971
season that I had to double-check to see if I had it wrong that he was
left out of the ‘72 set, John Vuckovich: Vukovich played in 74 games for the Philadelphia Phillies that y...

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FUTURE STAR- RICK MONDAY
Let’s go and give the very first #1 overall amateur draft pick, Rick Monday , a “future star” card in my on-going 1978 sub-set: By 1978 Monday was a veteran player who was entering the second season with the Los
Angeles Dodgers, the third and final team of...

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NEGRO LEAGUE LEGENDS- MULE SUTTLES
Today
we celebrate another Negro League legend, power-hitter George “Mule”
Suttles, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006 after a 23-year
career: Suttles played between 1921-1941 and was known for both his prodigious
power and hitting for average,...

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1960'S SEASONAL LEADERS- PITCHING WINS
Today’s
1960’s high-water mark in stats is pitching wins, and anytime you can
have a new card with Sandy Koufax on it is a good day! Check it out: Koufax topped the National League with 27 wins in 1966, in what would
sadly be his last year in the Majors ...

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NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 BRIAN OSTROSSER
Here’s
another player with an ever so brief Major League career, former New
York Met shortstop Brian Ostrosser, and a “Not So Missing” 1974 card: Ostrosser’s entire Major League career spanned four games for the
“Amazin’s” during their “You Gotta Believe...

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NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 FRANCISCO LIBRAN
Today’s “Not Really Missing” card is for an original 1969 San Diego Padre shortstop, Francisco Libran: Libran’s entire Major League career encompassed 10 games for the Padres
in their inaugural season, collecting one hit (a double) in 10 at-bats
for a bat...
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