Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1963 Fleer Joe Shipley

Another "Card That Never Was" from Rating The Rookies.

In 1959 Topps began issuing "Rookie Stars" cards. A series which (in 20/20 hindsight) was full of players that didn't live up to the hype. Shipley was one of those. His only Major League decision (loss) came in 1963 in a White Sox uniform. Even the back of his 1959 card wasn't exactly an enthusiastic endorsement of his "star" potential. It stated "If Joe can control his wildness and cut the corners, he'll be a fine major leaguer."

To see my grade of his rookie card, check it out on Rating The Rookies.

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