The mailbox was unkind today as there were no new additions to my collection. Nevertheless, I went back into my of collection of 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball cards and found a "cool" card to share. It is Bill "Billy" McCool, left handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Card number 353 out of the set of 609.
I added this card to my collection by sending it to Billy McCool at his address in Florida on January 6, 2009 and received it back 6 days later with a very nice blue signature. Billy also added his #42, a number now retired by all Major League Baseball teams to honor Jackie Robinson, and "Best Wishes" on the card. Very nice surprise and super fast turnaround.
Bill McCool's career lasted 7 years and played for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and the San Diego Padres in 1969, their first season as an expansion team. He won 32 games, saved 58 games, and a career 3.59 earned run average and struck out 475 batters. He was named to the 1966 National League All-Star team. To learn more Bill's career go to wikipedia.org.
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