29 November 2009

gene michael through the mail success!

11 days is all it took for former dodgers shortstop to sign and return his 1967 topps rookie cardand his 1987 topps managers card.michael was acquired by the dodgers from the pirates in the maury wills trade. he played one year for la (1967) in which he batted .202 with no home runs as part of a platoon with dick schofield. his contract was purchased by the yankees after the 1967 season, and he took over as their regular shortstop shortly thereafter. he would go on to manage the yankees in 1981 and 1982 and the cubs in 1986 and 1987.

thanks gene!

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

This Dodgers Rookies card was one of only 4 airbrushed cards in 1967 (also Leo Durocher, Mayo Smith, and Tom Egan).

Over the next 2 years, the sets would be infested with airbrushed cards, with the Athletics moving to Oakland, the Astros putting their logo off-limits to Topps, followed by expansion in 1969.

Jim from Downingtown
('66, '67, '68 Topps blogs)