Friday, February 5, 2010

1967 Topps Galen Cisco Boston Red Sox

The streak ended after one day. I received a new addition to my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball card set in the mailbox today. It is Galen Cisco, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Card number 596, a hard to find high number, out of the set of 609 cards.

This autographed card was obtained by mailing Galen Cisco the card to his home in Ohio on January 29, 2010. He signed the card and returned it to me 7 days later with a super black autograph. This marks the 451st autographed card in the set and one step closer to completion.

Galen Cisco's career lasted 7 seasons starting in 1961 with the Boston Red Sox, then he joined the New York Mets from 1962-1965, again with Boston 1967, and the Kansas City Royals in 1969. In a seven-season career, he posted a 25-56 record with a 4.56 earned run average while striking out 325 batters.

Before making the major leagues, Galen Cisco was a two-sport star at the Ohio State University, playing fullback and linebacker for the 1957 National Championship Football team and as a star pitcher on the baseball team. Following his playing retirement, Cisco became a respected pitching coach for the Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He won 2 World Series Championships while with the Toronto Blue Jays.

To learn more about Galen Cisco's career, read his biography at and baseball

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