Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FUTURE STARS- THURMAN MUNSON

Here’s a card that I feel came out nice, a “Future Stars” 1978 card for Yankees all-star catcher Thurman Munson:


Munson, who came out of Kent State in his native Ohio, became an instant Yankee favorite, winning Rookie of the Year in 1970 while becoming the leader of the organization on the field.
By 1976 he was a legitimate star, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award while leading the Yanks to their first World Series since 1964, followed by consecutive championships in 1977 and 1978.
Of course, this was all shattered when he died while piloting a small plane in August of 1979, shocking everyone, including myself as a 10-year old Yankee fan who idolized the catcher on a team filled with big personalities, like Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage and Sparky Lyle.

4 comments:

  1. Great Card of my favorite player.

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  2. Saw a nice Al Severinsen just released into Vault. Would love to have a 1970 card of him.

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