Thursday, November 8, 2012

1967 Topps, Ken Berry

#67 Ken Berry

This card was signed through the mail and it was my quickest TTM success ever. Ken lives down the road about 100 miles from where I lived at the time and it took just three days, from the day I dropped this card off at the mailbox, for it to make it back home. Considering that one of those days was Veterans Day and the feat is even more impressive.

Ken played in the Majors for parts of fourteen seasons with the White Sox, Angels, Brewers, and Indians. He was a light-hitting outfielder with a good glove that was good enough to earn him two Gold Gloves in his career. The most home runs that he hit in a season was 12 in 1965 and he finished with 58 for his career. He was a .255 hitter and made one All Star team as a member of the White Sox in 1967. In his lone All Star Game plate appearance, Ken struck out in the bottom of the 15th inning to make the final out of the game. The American League was down 2-1 with the tying run on first. The pitcher he faced was some guy named Tom Seaver, closer extraordinaire.

This card was unlocked in the Topps Diamond Giveaway.

There will be no more posts this week as I am headed to Texas to see my #2 Kansas State Wildcats take on the TCU Horned Frogs. Go Cats!

1 comment:

Orioles Magic said...

Wow, a 3 day turnaround? That has to be some sort of record.