Sunday, October 14, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1961 Topps #567 Danny Murtaugh NL All-Star Manager

It's Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, October 14, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1961 Topps #567.
  • Manager Name, team: Danny Murtaugh, All-Star Manager, National League.
  • Commentary: This technically wouldn't count as one of Murtaugh's regular MGR card as this card was part of the All-Star subset sponsored by Sporting News (his regular card is #138 in the 1961 Topps set).  Murtaugh inherited a team in 1957 that was 36-67 before taking it over.  He finished the year with a respectable 26-25 record.  Three years, and three winning records later, the Bucs beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series.  And as the manager for the 1961 All-Star Game, the NL beat the AL in the first game (they played two back then) 5-4 in ten innings and went to a 1-all tie in the second game.  In fifteen years as the Pirates manager, his teams went 1115-950, won two World Series.  He passed away on December 2, 1976, after leading the Pirates to a 92-70 record.  
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $12.50-$30.00.
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.

Well, it's back to normal on Monday. Tomorrow's card will be: 2010 Topps #482. 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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