Sunday, April 24, 2016

TURN BACK THE CLOCK- LEW BURDETTE LEADS THE BRAVES TO A CHAMPIONSHIP

Now, you THINK if Topps was going to have a “highlight” of the 1957 season for their 1977 “Turn Back the Clock” sub-set, they’d at LEAST pick Lew Burdette and his awesome performance in the World Series that year, leading the Braves to a Championship over the New York Yankees.
Well, here’s one I created:


All Burdette did in the 1957 Fall Classic was go 3-0 over three starts, with a sparkling 0.67 earned run average with two shutouts and THREE complete games!
The man allowed only 21 hits over those 27 innings with only two runs scored, both of them earned, and only four bases on balls against 13 strikeouts.
Easily one of the best pitching performances in World Series history!
No offense to Bob Keegan and his no-hitter that year, but Burdette’s feat should have been front and center, which leaves me with a question: was it more than just Topps “picking” a moment for the sub-set?
What I mean is, were there issues trying to get former players to agree to appear on a card? Or something like that?
Anyone know?

1 comment:

  1. Nice card for a '50s player worth remembering. Then again, this is your third "20 Yrs. Ago - 1957" card -- even though only one appeared in the actual '77 Topps set. As such, what's next?

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