Saturday, October 11, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #9: 1972 FERGIE JENKINS

Let's give the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, Fergie Jenkins, a 1972 "In Action" card:


While I am a HUGE fan of the 1972 set, can you imagine how much more awesome it would have been if Topps arranged the card sequences to have "In Action" cards for super-stars instead of some of the guys who actually got one?
As for Jenkins: seven time 20 game winner, six times with 200+ strikeouts in a season, 284 lifetime wins and 3192 strikeouts.
He was also the first pitcher to record 3000+ career strikeouts while issuing less than 1000 walks.
Jenkins was just plain awesome. And he went about being awesome while pretty much performing under the radar.
He put in a 19-year career that led him straight to the Hall of Fame, as he was inducted in 1991.
As his nickname states, the man was certainly "Fly"…

2 comments:

  1. Nice bright picture. Love the bleacher bums and the top of the outfield in the background. Another glaring omission.

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