Monday, October 11, 2010

1967 Topps Dick Green Kansas City Athletics

Today's entry in my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball Card collection is a career Athletic and three times World Series Champion. It is Dick Green, second baseman of the Kansas City Athletics, card number 54 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 subjects.

This autograph was obtained with a through the mail (TTM) request on December 11, 2008 to Mr. Green at his home in South Dakota. If you are interested in contacting players through the mail, I highly recommend sportscollectors.net as a resource to the addresses of your favorite players and teams. Dick Green graciously signed my card with a black sharpie and returned it to me eleven days later. Thank you, Mr. Green.

Dick Green played 12 seasons in the major leagues, all with the Kansas City then Oakland Athletics team. His career started in 1963, when he played in 13 games. During the 1964 season, Dick Green won the starting second baseman job and stayed a fixture for the A's until the end of his career in 1974. Mr. Green's career batting statistics include a .240 average with 960 hits, of which 80 home run, 422 runs batted in and 427 runs scored. Dick was a member of the Oakland Athletics' World Series Championship team during their run of three straight titles. His contributions in the 1974 Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers earned Dick the Babe Ruth Award as World Series Most Valuable Player. Always an excellent fielder, Dick Green had a .982 career fielding percentage in 1238 games. To learn more about Dick Green, go to his biography at wikipedia.org.


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1 comment:

  1. These cards are very valuable for a sports man. I really appreciate your post.

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