Sunday, September 19, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1965 Topps #133 1964 World Series Game #2

It's Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, September 19, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1965 Topps #133.
  • Player Name, position, team: Mel Stottlemyre, pitcher, New York Yankees.
  • Special: World Series Game 2, New York 8, St. Louis 3.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Simply put, this is the card that highlights Game 2 of the 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. Stottlemyre, just a rookie during the 1964 season, was tasked to face the intimidating Bob Gibson in Game 2 of the Series. The Cards won the first game handily 9-5, and having Gibson on the mound certainly gave the Redbirds confidence heading into that Thursday tilt. But Stottlemyre outpitched Gibson that day, allowing only three runs in a complete game effort. It would be Mel's only World Series win. He started games 5 and 7, losing both decisions as the Cardinals won the whole thing. 
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $2.50-$6.00.
In case you're actually wondering, I don't own this card, but was able to get a crystal clean copy of the image from the from the Baseball Card Cyber Museum. So thank you Joe McAnally and the folks at the BCCM. (You have to stop by and visit them now. They just announced that they are allowing more people to enter the museum at one time.)

Well, it's back to normal on Monday. Tomorrow's card will be: 1984 Topps #187 . Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Come on back then to see what the Topps Card Randomizer gets us to look at then.


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