Friday, May 15, 2009
1968 Topps, Jim Fregosi
#367 Jim Fregosi
Here is the second card from '68 Topps that I promised, and what a fine looking card it is. It comes from the All-Star subset and the back of the card has no stats or words. It is just a small part of a bigger picture, sort of like a square puzzle piece. I was going to scan the back and put it on here, but I'm not even sure which way to orient the card.
I got this card signed through the mail about ten days ago. It took about a month to make its way back to me.
Jim Fregosi is a little before my time and when I think of him, I think of the White Sox and Phillies manager from the late '80s and early '90s. It was hard for me to believe that the guy pictured on this card was that same person. Also, I had no idea that he had such a long and successful Major League playing career. He lasted 18 seasons while playing for the Angels, Mets, Rangers, and Pirates. While with the Angels, he was an All-Star six times in a seven year stretch.
I broke down and scanned the back. I guess I can't talk it up and then just leave it at that. So here it is. It may be upside down for all I know. Does anyone have any more of these cards and know what the backs are supposed to make up?