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Monday, November 1, 2010

I Like Johnny Callison -- I Don't Know Why

I don't know why I like Johnny Callison.  Maybe it's because he was a big name on the opposition team for the first game I ever went to as a kid at Wrigley Field.  He went 3-5 that day.  Maybe it's because he later became a Cub.  Do you have any players you like but really don't know why?

Recently I came across this 1961 Callison on Ebay and couldn't resist.

I wasn't sure what other of his cards I had but in searching my semi-organized collection I came up with these.  The first and last I bought in recent years.  The others were in my original boyhood collection.









  1. Callison is a favorite player of mine, I am not sure why but I think it has to due with him being the MVP of the 1964 All Star game and he was like a star player on very bad teams for a few years. I loved looking at the back of his 1969 Topps card because you can see that he had a few year peak period (1962-1966) where he had over 600 Ab and 160 hits each year

  2. Johnny was an all-star twice in '62, then in both '64 and '65.


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