Here’s a 1978 Topps coach card I created for a player who I feel put together a Hall of Fame worthy career, Vada Pinson:
After his awesome career ended a couple of years earlier, Pinson was one
of the first coaches for the expansion Seattle Mariners beginning in
If you look at the Mariners 1977 team card you see him listed as such on
the front with other coaches and the first manager in organization
history Darrell Johnson.
He would remain a coach in the Majors until the 1994 season before sadly
suffering a stroke and passing away at the young age of 57.
For those that are not too familiar with Pinson’s career, take a gander at what he did on the field, INCREDIBLY underrated!
The man had both speed and power, consistently produced over a long career, and was highly respected by so many of his peers.
Put him in the Hall already!