Sunday, February 14, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1975 Topps #463 1974 World Series Game #3

It's Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, February 14, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1974 Topps #463.
  • Player Name, position, team: Rollie Fingers, pitcher, Oakland A's.
  • Special: World Series Game 3, Oakland 3, Los Angeles 2.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Simply put, this is the card that highlights Game 3 of the 1974 World Series between the defending champion Oakland A's against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Just three days after earning the win in Game 1, Rollie Fingers takes over for Catfish Hunter in the seventh inning of the pivotal third game. Fingers works the final 2.2 innings that night, allowing only one run, but preserved the win to give the A's a 2-1 lead in the series. The A's went on to win the last two games, both played in Oakland, winning their third straight World Series. The back of this card features the both the box score and line score of the game.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.75-$2.00.
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: 2007 Topps #249. 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.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Unknown said...

One thing I wished Topps would have done was put a little blurb at the on each card like Fingers to the rescue