Sunday, September 4, 2011

1967 Topps Don Larsen

Don Larsen is best known as the only pitcher to hurl a perfect game in the World Series. Late in his career he was used primarily in relief. The Orioles released him prior to the 1966 season and he played on several minor league teams. The Cubs brought him up in 1967 to pitch 4 innings in 3 appearances. Afterwards he kicked around the Cubs farm system before retiring in 1968.


  1. Great card from one of my favorite sets. It's unusual how many players last card was their 67 Topps. Whitey Ford, Curt Simmons, Smoky Burgess, Felix Mantilla, Ralph Terry, Bob Buhl, Ken Boyer, Bob Uecker, Moose Skowron, Jim Piersall, Jim Owens, and Andre Rodgers to name a few.

  2. Ken Boyer had cards in '68 and '69. You're right about the others though, as well as Dick Groat, Vern Law, Johnny Romano, Jim O'Toole, Earl Battey, Jack Sanford, and Johnny Klippstein.

  3. Nice one, I have been wanting someone to produce this card for a while - Thanks