Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1976 Kellogg's Chris Chambliss

Yankees ALCS History

This is the Yankees 15th appearance in the American League Championship Series. In the Yankees first appearance in the ALCS one player dominated. Chris Chambliss hit .524 with 2 homers including a pennant clinching walk-off homer in the 9th inning of Game 5. Since 1976, the Yankees have won 11 pennants and lost 3. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

1964 Topps Johnny Callison All Star MVP

Going Horizontal

Johnny Callison was an unlikely hero of the 1964 All Star Game. He came in to pinch hit for Jim Bunning in the 5th inning. He popped out to short, In the 7th he popped out again to Center. But in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at 4, Callison blasted a 3 run, walk-off homer to right field and the NL won 7-4.

Monday, October 1, 2012

1992 Topps Mickey Mantle

I think Topps took a step backwards with the 1992 set. Again the team logos were gone as were the player positions. But the team colors were still present as were the horizontal variations. I've been waiting to find a chance to use this shot of Mantle playing first base. Although his 1968 and 1969 cards list him as a first baseman both cards have him posed with a bat. In fact the only Topps card to feature a defensive Mantle is the 1956. Because he was so impressive with his bat, people forget that he was a Gold Glove winner.