The only other main player I haven't done is pitcher Ken Holtzman. I wonder if the casual fan thinks of Holtzman as a 3-time world champ with the A's rather than I Cub?
For me, Holtzman, a lefty like me, was a Cub who spent some time in exile before returning to his rightful place at Clark and Addison.
When he came to the majors in 1965, Holtzman was compared favorably to Sandy Koufax - both Jewish, lefties, hard-throwing. He never attained the lofty heights of a Koufax, but he did have a very good career.
Career uighlights include:
- 174 wins
- 1601 strikeouts
- 2 no hitters
- World Series record of 4-1, ERA of 2.55
I've got a total of 23 Hotlzman cards. There are nine Topps cards from his playing days, five more from other sets while he was active, and nine others from after he retired.