Here’s a 1978 “Turn Back the Clock” card for one of my all-time favorite players: Stan Musial, and his 3000th hit, which he collected 20-years before in 1958:
He would go on to collect another 630 more hits to become the leading
National League hit-maker before Hank Aaron would overtake him about 10 years later.
Throw in 725 doubles, 177 triples and 475 home runs and you have yourself one of THE best all-around hitters the game ever saw.
Three Most Valuable Player Awards, FOUR second-place finishes, including
three in a row between 1949-1951, and twenty consecutive all-star
appearances, Musial definitely is a member of that rarified stratosphere
of baseball royalty along with the likes of Ruth, Cobb, Mays and
Wagner, among others.