Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two more Diamond Topps Giveaways

Ok, this is a little better ... vintage!

1969 #384 Larry Shepard
In his two seasons as skipper of the Bucs, he had a combined record of 164–155, finishing sixth in the ten-team National League in 1968 and third in the NL East in 1969. After his firing by the Pirates with seven games remaining in the ‘69 season, Shepard returned to the coaching ranks. He was the pitching coach of the fabled Cincinnati Reds “Big Red Machine” dynasty under Sparky Anderson from 1970 through 1978, and finished his career in uniform in a similar post with the 1979 San Francisco Giants.

1973 #496 Ray Lamb
Lamb is the only Los Angeles Dodger to wear #42 after Jackie Robinson before it was retired in 1972. I found this little tidbit interesting seeing that Robinson was elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1962. Seems odd that after this milestone, they would hand is #42 to a minor league pitcher seven years later.

1 comment:

  1. I like manager cards. My only code unlocked a '91 Harold Reynolds. Yeah, please stop laughing.