Monday, March 29, 2010

1967 Topps Gary Peters Chicago White Sox

The mailbox streak is back again! No new additions to my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball card set, so I went back into my collection to find an excellent success. It is Gary Peters, pitcher of the Chicago White Sox. Card number 310 in the 1967 Topps Baseball set of 609 cards.

This autograph was obtained with a through the mail to Gary Peters home in Florida on March 18, 2009. I received the card back 9 days later with a beautiful blue sharpie signature. Thank you Mr. Peters. If you are interested in sending through the mail (TTM) requests to players, go to sportscollectors.net for addresses of players and teams.

Gary Peters pitched in the Major Leagues for 14 seasons from 1959 to 1972 for the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. Gary pitched a total of 12 games between 1959 and 1962, each season he was sent back to the minors to gain more experience. His first full season was 1963 with the White Sox and he proved he was ready for the big leagues. He won 19 games and posted a 2.33 earned run average for the season and was named the American League Rookie of the Year. Gary won 20 games in 1964 and was named to the American League All-star team. He also made the 1967 All-Star team. Overall, Gary Peters won 124 games, struck out 1420 batters and had a 3.25 career E.R.A. Gary was also known as an excellent batter for a pitcher, hitting 19 home runs and driving in 102 runs in his career. He was used as a pinch hitter regularly throughout his career and batted in the 6th place in the lineup on May 26, 1968, which is unheard of for a pitcher.

To learn more about Gary Peters, go to his biography on wikipedia.org.

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1 comment:

  1. Doug, Peters was also on the AL ERA Leaders cards in 1967 and 1968!

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