Friday, January 29, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #51: 1972 MANNY SANGUILLEN

It's been a while since I had a “Missing” In-Action card from the 1972 set, so today I’ll post up my card for Pirates cathcer Manny Sanguillen.
Take a look:


With the 1970’s giving us catchers like Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson, it’s easy to overlook Sanguillen and just how good a player he was.
A career Pittsburgh Pirate except for a lone season (1977) in Oakland, he put together a very nice 13-year career between 1967 and 1980, ending up with a .296 lifetime average.
Over the course of his career the man could flat out rake, posting .300 plus averages four times in his career, while hitting .280 or better another four years.
In 1975 he hit .328, his career high, and between 1969 and 1971 his averages were: .303, .325 and .319.
Named to three all-star teams during his career, he was also a member of both the 1971 and 1979 World Champion teams, and finished with 1500 hits over 5062 at-bats, with  57 triples (for a catcher!) and 65 homers.

6 comments:

  1. Nice. This creation makes sense because Sanguillen already appears on several World Series cards in the '72 set. Now how about an IN ACTION card of Steve Blass?

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  2. Just got Manny's auto in person at a Virginia show late last year. Good dude.

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  3. Manny Never Met a Pitch he Didn't Like....Ha! Go #35

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  4. It looks as though he's ducking to fit under the "In Action" sign! Neat. B^)

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  5. Another great in action card...thanks! Could you do a Tony Conigliaro action card? All his cards were posed cards, no game action. Maybe a 1971 game action card?

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