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Thursday, February 11, 2010
1967 Topps Johnny Edwards Cincinnati Reds
Oh no, the streak has reached four days without a new 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball card. So, I went back into my collection to share an autograph for today. It is Johnny Edwards, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Card number 202 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 cards.
This autograph was obtained by a through the mail request to his home in Texas on December 11, 2008. Johnny Edwards signed the card with a blue sharpie and mailed it back to me 9 days later. Thank you Mr. Edwards for the quick turnaround. If you are interested in getting autographs through the mail, go to sportscollectors.net.
Johnny Edwards' career lasted 14 season between the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros. He was a three-time all star with the Reds in 1963, 1964 and 1965 and won 2 Gold Glove awards for the Reds. He was replaced after the 1967 season with the arrival of future Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. His career batting statistics include a .242 batting average, 81 home runs, 1,106 hits and 524 runs batted in. Johnny was known for his fielder more than his batting, leading the National League in fielding percentage 4 times during his career. During his career, Johnny Edwards was the catcher for two no-hitters, Jim Maloney's 10 inning gem in 1965 and Ray Washburn's no-no in 1968 while with the Cardinals. To learn more about Johnny Edwards and his biography, click on his name.
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