I did manage to go the game and watch us lose again. Also drank too much in a short period of time which made my head fill like it was going to explode at work today. A good reminder that I'm not 20 years old.
I think Mark is now the official leader among my trade partners. This marks our eighth trade! At this pace he'll be sending me Goudey's by spring :)
Bob Walk intermission.
I saved the Blass and Face for the end as they were my two favorites. It would have been interesting to see how Blass's career would have turned out if he hadn't lost his ability to throw strikes. It was dubbed Steve Blass disease. The fielding version is sometimes called Steve Sax syndrome. Pedro Alvarez dealt with this issue at third base this year.
Roy Face revolutionized the relief pitcher. He held may of the all time relief pitching stats up until the early 80's. He had pitched in 846 games! A lot of his records were broken by Kent Tekulve.
Thanks for all the great cards Mark. I always get excited when I see an envelope with your name on it. 1960's Pirates were a blast to look at. Your return package will be on the way shortly!
Have a good weekend.