Friday, April 27, 2012

1981 Fleer Rollie Fingers

Milwaukee Brewers CTNW Fan Favorites #4

In 1981 Rollie Fingers became the 4th pitcher to win the MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season. Joining Don Newcombe, Sandy Koufax, and Bob Gibson. Also in 1981, Topps produced it's first separate set of Traded Cards. Not only was this the only set that included Fingers in a Brewers uniform during his MVP/Cy Young season, but it reinforced Topps status above the 1981 newcomers Donruss and Fleer.

The 1981 Topps Traded set was loaded with future Hall of Famers including Fingers, Fisk, Winfield, Morgan, Gaylord Perry, Sutton, Sutter and Blyleven as well as several stars of the day.  Fleer would eventually follow suit in 1984 and Donruss in 1986.


  1. That stache only tolerates Rollie be cause he is its host.

  2. You forgot about Denny McLain and Vida Blue. They won both awards in the same year before Rollie.

    Like the card. Keep up the great work.


  3. You're right. I missed the American League winners. Just getting sloppy I guess. I should have remembered McLain when I mentioned Gibson. 1968, Year of the Pitcher.