Monday, January 16, 2012

1961 Fleer Whitey Ford

In 1961 Fleer again put out a set of Baseball Greats. With Ted Williams retiring at the end of 1960, this set contain no active players. If Fleer had included active players in this set, this is what the 1961 Cy Young award winner's card might have looked like.

In 1961 Whitey Ford had a career high 25 wins. He also had his second highest career ERA but he had run support from Mantle and Maris in their chase for the home run record. Ford won the 1961 World Series MVP by pitching a complete game shutout in game 1 and pitching 5 innings of the game 4 shutout of the Reds.

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