Wednesday, July 2, 2014

THEN AND NOW #3: JUAN MARICHAL 1974

Here's the third installment in a new fun topic on this blog: "Then and Now" for pitching great Juan Marichal.
Take a look:


Following the basic idea of my previous subjects: Bob Gibson and Hank Aaron, this card features Marichal in the last Topps set he actually appeared on (1974), with a new card concept showing him at the end of his career, along with his Topps rookie card, in this case his 1961 debut.
No need getting into his career accomplishments here since it was well documented already, but the "Dominican Dandy" would eventually find himself enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, capping off a stellar career which saw him post a 243-142 record with a 2.89 earned run average, 2303 strikeouts and 52 shut outs, 10 of which came in 1965 alone.
Next up on this thread…well let's keep that a secret for now.
You'll just have to keep an eye out for it…

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