Saturday, October 8, 2016

DEDICATED ROOKIE- 1973 BOB BOONE

Time to give former all-star catcher Bob Boone a “dedicated” rookie card since he appeared on a three-way card in the 1973 set:


The seven-time Gold Glove receiver first came up during the 1972 season with the Phillies, where he would spend the next 10 years of his career, appearing in three all-star games and picking up two of the aforementioned Gold Gloves and being an integral part of the 1980 world champion squad.
In 1982 he would move over to the West Coast and the California Angels, where he’d spend the next seven years, taking home another four Gold Gloves, his last as an Angel at the age of 40!
But he wasn’t done there, as he would then go to Kansas City where he would win yet another Gold Glove, at the age of 41 in 1989 for his stellar defensive work behind the plate.
Over his 19 years as a big league catcher he would play in 2264 games, collecting over 1800 hits and ending up with a .254 average, leading his league in many defensive categories.
Not only a baseball lifer, but the son of former big leaguer Ray, as well as the father of two future players in Aaron and Bret.
Some serious baseball lineage we’re talking here.

4 comments:

  1. Looks great. Catchers always look better wearing their gear instead of holding a bat.

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  2. Great card. Nice cameo by Tommy Hutton in the background, too!

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  3. Are you going to have a dedicated Rookies mag

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