Saturday, January 26, 2013

1972 Topps Cy Young Award - Fergie Jenkins

In 1972 Topps released 6 "Awards" cards. These cards had pictures of the trophies on them.  I always thought that was kind of strange. Over the next few posts I will be putting pictures of the award winners on the cards.  I added facsimile autographs to identify the players while trying to keep the original look of the cards.

Jenkins put up some incredible stats in his Cy Young winning season. He pitched 325 innings in 39 starts including 30 complete games. That comes to a jaw-dropping 8 1/3 innings per start. But where he truly dominated the Major league is in his strikeout to walk ratio. He threw 263 strikeouts, which was 4th in the majors behind Mickey Lolich, Vida Blue and Tom Seaver. However over his 39 starts he yielded only 37 walks. That gave him a 7.108 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio. The next highest in all of the MLB was Hall of Famer, Tom Seaver, with 4.738 to 1.


  1. I can't wait for the 1972 American League MVP card!

  2. Great custom idea - keep em coming.

  3. Great job with these award cards. '72 set is my all time favorite!