Monday, November 11, 2013

UD Past Time Pennants Countdown: Tommy John and the Circus Tent

It's time to continue the one-per-day countdown themed posts for the month of November.  So far, so good in terms of one post per day!  Today, we move into the middle third of the set.

#60:  Tommy John

For current fans of baseball, Tommy John is probably better known as a type of surgery rather than as a pitcher (and a good pitcher at that).  John's 26-year career left him 12 wins shy of 300.

#59:  George Kell

According to the card back, Kell never batted below .300 in his six seasons with Detroit.  He ended up playing for a total of 15 years and hit .306 over his entire career (though his best years were undoubtedly with Detroit - twice there he hit over .340)!

#58:  Monte Irvin

For some reason, this photo looks like it was taken in a big top tent at the circus.  I wish it were in color so that I could see the bright red and blue canvas tent...

2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants - Best Cards, In Order (so far).
Note:  The card number is the number in parenthesis after the player.
#90.  Ron Guidry (74)
#89.  Paul Molitor (62)
#88.  Will Clark (87)
#87.  Kirby Puckett (50)
#86.  Carl Yastrzemski (14)
#85.  Mike Schmidt (57)
#84.  Keith Hernandez (49)
#83.  Jim Rice (43)
#82.  Gary Carter (32)
#81.  Bill Mazeroski (4)
#80.  Catfish Hunter (16)
#79.  Tony Gwynn (76)
#78.  Cal Ripken Jr. (13)
#77.  Jack Morris (39)
#76.  Ozzie Smith (61)
#75:  Graig Nettles (37)
#74:  Dale Murphy (17)
#73:  Goose Gossage (36)
#72.  Bucky Dent (12)
#71.  Jim Palmer (42)
#70.  Robin Yount (70)
#69.  Willie McCovey (88)
#68.  Dave Parker (18)
#67.  Billy Williams (5)
#66.  Don Mattingly (20)
#65.  Steve Carlton (79)
#64.  Gaylord Perry (33)
#63.  Sparky Lyle (77)
#62.  Jim Bunning (40)
#61.  Eddie Mathews (24)
#60.  Tommy John (82)
#59.  George Kell (35)
#58.  Monte Irvin (58)


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