Sunday, February 7, 2010

1967 Topps Hall of Famer Lou Brock St Louis Cardinals

In honor of this being Super Bowl Sunday, I wanted to share a super addition to my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball Card set. It is of Hall of Fame outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Lou Brock. Card number 285 out of the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 cards.

This card was obtained as a gift from my very good friend and baseball enthusiast, Jim "Z" Zylstra. He sent the card to Lou Brock requesting an autograph and Lou graciously signed the card in a beautiful blue sharpie. Lou is an example of a player who knows how to sign a card, signature is very legible and centered in the card.

Lou Brock's career started in 1961 with the Chicago Cubs. He played there until 1964, when he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. In a trade that history calls one of the most lopsided, Brock, Jack Spring and Paul Toth went to the Cardinals in exchange for Ernie Broglio, Bobby Shantz and Doug Clemens. Lou Brock's career blossomed in St. Louis; winning 2 World Series Championships (1964 and 1967), elected to 6 All-Star games and having his number 20 uniform retired by the Cardinals in 1979. His career statistics are very impressive, 3023 hits, .293 batting average, 149 home runs, 900 runs batted in and at the time, the record 938 stolen bases. He led the league in stolen bases eight times and broke Maury Wills single season stolen base record of 104 by stealing 118 bases in 1974. Lou Brock ended his career in 1979 as a member of the Cardinals and in 1985 he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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