Monday, January 20, 2014

1978 Topps Jimmy Wynn - 30 Tribute Card Project - Part 14

This part 14 of a continuing 30 tribute card project inspired by this article from Sports Collectors Daily. In previous posts I have shown 4 cards that Topps had produced and 15 cards that I have found on various blogs pages. Now I have my turn: 

Jim Wynn had one of the all time great baseball nicknames "The Toy Cannon".  This was a nickname he obviously enjoyed as you can see by his Braves jersey below. If I can figure out a way to work this onto a card you may see it again.

After 11 seasons in Houston Jimmy Wynn was traded to Los Angeles where he had 2 All Star seasons and saw his only post season play. In 1976 he was dealt to the Braves in a 6 player swap. His batting average dipped to an anemic .207 but he led the league in walks to give him a respectable .377 on base percentage. None the less he was sent to the Yankees after season. Mid season the Yankees released him and he was picked up by the Brewers. He spent 1977 sharing time playing DH and outfield. He retired at the end of the season at the age of 35.

 Here is the list so far. The Black X represents cards produced by Topps, The red X represents those made by other baseball card geeks, and now the blue X represents the cards made by yours truly:

1.       1952 Joe DiMaggio X
2.       1956 Ralph Kiner X
3.       1957 Bob Feller X
4.       1957 Phil Rizzuto X
5.       1957 Jackie Robinson X
6.       1961 Ted Williams X
7.       1962 Jackie Jensen X
8.       1964 Stan Musial X
9.       1964 Early Wynn X
10.   1965 Duke Snider X
11.   1966 Yogi Berra X
12.   1966 Warren Spahn X
13.   1967 Sandy Koufax X
14.   1967 Robin Roberts X
15.   1968 Whitey Ford X
16.   1969 Rocky Colavito X
17.   1969 Roger Maris X
18.   1969 Eddie Mathews X
19.   1970 Don Drysdale X
20.   1972 Ernie Banks X
21.   1973 Maury Wills X
22.   1974 Willie Mays 
23.   1977 Hank Aaron X
24.   1977 Frank Robinson X
25.   1978 Brooks Robinson X 
26.   1978 Jim Wynn X
27.   1980 Lou Brock
28.   1980 Thuman Munson X
29.   1984 Johnny Bench X
30. 1984 Carl Yastrzemski X

To be Continued......

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