Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TriStar Card Show Topps Vintage #1 1950s and 1960s

Again, I really wish I would have picked up more common vintage Redbirds at the TriStar show last month. Oh well, there is always next year. Here are the '59 and ’60s Topps I picked up-

1959

Phil Clark lasted a little over one year with the Birds-came up on April 15th, 1958 and last appearance was April 29th, 1959. He left a 0-2 record, 7.98 ERA in 14 and 2/3 innings.

 

Gino Cimoli was a local boy from here (San Francisco). He went to Galileo Academy of Sciences. What a school this must be for sports. It produced the DiMaggios, Dario Lodigiani, and the much despised O. J. Simpson and his white Bronco buddy Al Cowlings.  Gino had a 10 year career starting with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955 and ending the California Angels in 1965.  1959 was the only year he spent with the Birds. He had the distinction of being the first batter in the Majors to bat in a game on the West Coast when the LA Dodgers and the SF Giants played the first ever West Coast game .

Larry Jackson came up with the Birds in 1955 went on to be a three-time All-Star games (1957, 1958, 1960) while he was with the Cards. Only Phillies and Cub’s fans may know this but he was traded to the Phillies by the Cubs for Ferguson FREAKING Jenkins! Great trade Phillies. 

Chuck Essegian played a partial year (1959) with the Birds and was one of the first Americans to play in Japan when he went there in 1964 to play with the Kintetsu Buffaloes. He played in the Rose Bowl with Stanford in 1952 and in the World Series with the LA Dodgers in 1959, thus becoming only the second guy to do so.

1960
Bob Duliba spent almost three full seasons (1959-1962) with the Birds before being traded to the Dodgers. Walt “Moose” Moryn spent almost one full season with the Birds (1960-1961). Carl Sawatski started out with the Cubs in 1948 and ended his career with the Birds in 1963. Charlie James is from the STL and came up with the Cardinals in 1960, spent 4 years with his hometown club before heading to the Reds in 1965. He was part of the 1964 World Series Champion Redbirds.
1961


1964

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