Friday, February 26, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JOHNNY CALLISON

Here’s a card I think came out really nice, my “missing” 1974 card for former slugger Johnny Callison, who was wrapping up a nice career by the time 1973 rolled around:


Callison played in his final 45 games during the 1973 in the Bronx, hitting .176 with 24 hits over 136 at-bats, including the last of his 226 career taters.
His career spanned 16-years between 1958 and 1973, where he collected 1757 hits with 926 runs scored, 840 runs batted in and the aforementioned 226 homers with a .264 average.
A three-time all-star, he was also the National league runner-up in MVP voting in 1964, certainly a victim to the colossal collapse of the Philadelphia Phillies to the St. Louis Cardinals, which propelled third baseman Ken Boyer to capture the award.
In both ‘64 and 1965 Callison topped 30+ homers, 25+ doubles and 10+ triples, while driving in over 100 both seasons as well.
After the Phillies he played with the Chicago Cubs for two years in 1970 and 1971 before moving on to the Yankees for the 1972 and 1973 campaigns, thus closing the books on a very respectable career in the big leagues.

2 comments:

  1. Great card. Fits in well with Bobby Murcer card.

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  2. As a Phillies fan, I really love this card. Thanks!

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