Tuesday, June 16, 2009

196(9) At A Time - Page 13

In a neck and neck battle, the Hatless rally and retake the lead with four hatless players on the page.

#106 - Jim Hannan A shot of the Senators righty at spring training.

#107 - 2nd Series Checklist Featuring another picture of Bob Gibson (Bob was featured on three leader cards earlier in the set).

#108 - Tony Taylor Tony broke in the bigs with the Cubs in 1958 and was sent to the Phillies during the 1960 season and spent the next several years in Philadelphia.

#109 - Jim Lonborg The ace of the 1967 Red Sox staff was hurt in an off-season ski accident before the 1968 season and slipped to a 6-10 record. I doubt that major leaguers are allowed to ski in the off-season today. The picture was taken at Fenway and a Gin ad looms large in center field. Does anyone recognize the brand? It looks like it could be Gilbey's.

#110 - Mike Shannon Shannon has some bushy eyebrows going. The card's picture was taken in the same ballpark as Tony Taylor's card, but I just can't figure out where it is. It doesn't look like any big league park, so I'm guessing its a spring park in Florida.

#111 - Johnny Morris This is a confusing card to any 1960's Chicago sports fan because the Bears had a reciever with the same name. The Bears Morris went on to become a successful sportcaster in Chicago. His wife Jeanne also gained fame with a book she wrote titled "A Short Season," which was later made into the movie on the life of Bears running back Brian Piccolo "Brian's Song."

This Johnny Morris was taken by the Pilots from the Orioles (though he is pictured in a Phillies uniform)

#112 - J.C. Martin The hatless Martin is wearing a White Sox road uniform. He later played with the Cubs, one on many journeyman catchers that the Cubs used in the early '70's when starting catcher Randy Hundley was injured.

#113 - Dave May The Oriole outfielder is taking a cut in front of the batting cage. He may be best known as the player the Braves acquired from the Brewers in 1975 in exchange for Hank Aaron. Although he never played for the Cubs, his son Derrick did.

#114 - Yankee Rookies The Yankees appeared in the World Series every year from 1960 -1964. But after that, the organization fell quickly. Nondescript rookies like the two hatless guys on this card is evidence of how the mighty have fallen.

Overall Set Totals (player cards only)
Hall of Famers - 8
Hatless - 27
Airbrush - 25
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 20


  1. There are some crazy names on that check list - about us crazy as Johnny Morris' hair!

  2. Yep, that's Gibley's Gin. :)