Yesterday, I showed off the 1952 additions to my Sampler Album. But that wasn't all I picked up at Cleve's last Friday! No sirree!
I got several other cards, and I shall show them post-haste!
Jensen went on to have some success though, winning the MVP in 1958, a few RBI titles and making 3 All Star Teams.
I'm very proud of this Norm Cash addition to my 1961 page. Cash was a very good player in his day, even though he admitted to using a corked bat one season (he even showed Sports Illustrated how he made the bat!). What got my attention about Cash was a story about him coming to bat at the end of a game in which Nolan Ryan was throwing a no-hitter. After striking out his first three at bats against Ryan, Cash came to the plate in the 9th armed with a table leg instead of a bat. When the ump told him he couldn't use it, he said, "Why not, I'm not going to hit him anyway." Cash exchanged the table leg for a regulation bat and struck out on three pitches. "See, I told you," he said as he walked away.
Finally, I picked up 3 other strong cards for the album, but I won't bore you with stories about them:
Ball Four author.
Finally, I added a card of Jim Kaat to my 1968 page. I wonder if I could make the 1968 page an All Broadcaster page? I've already got Tim McCarver. I wonder if there are 7 other cards of players who became broadcasters in the 1968 set?