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Friday, October 22, 2010

Card of the Day -- Whoa, Nellie!

Today's Card of the Day is another from my first COMC purchase.

1966 Topps #243
Paid $1.30

The red and yellow color scheme goes brilliantly with the Cardinals.

Love the cartoon here and the info, "Watch him baffle the hitters this year."
I don't know if the Cardinals hitters just failed to support him, his ERA was 3.21, but Nellie finished 1966 with a poor 4-15 record.  He'd turn it around the following year reversing the win loss numbers, 14-5, and lowing his ERA to 2.43.  He'd also go on to win Game 3 of the World Series against the Red Sox.   He would pick up a second win and another ring  as a member of the Pirates in 1971.

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