Even for a pitcher, Milt's batting line seems bizarre. In 1962, he reached base safely 7 times in 75 plate appearances, including 5 extra-base hits, 4 homers and 1 double. 15 strike outs for every walk! 1960 batting average of .043! A single stolen base in 17 years! Sans the occasional long ball, he's a one-man argument for the designated hitter.
This large issue, each card more than 3" x 5", remains popular with collectors. Its 60-count checklist includes 19 Hall-of-Famers and features some great photos. Several short-prints frustrate completists, but the set's relatively inexpensive as a whole. The Mickey Mantle card's a gem, if you're looking for a nice-but-affordable card of Topps' favorite son.
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That is a nice set. The short prints are frustrating, but it's a nice set to have.
Milt Pappas has a very simular record to Hall-of-famer Don Drysdale, eventhough the Big D played in a definatel pitcher's park. Life is just not fair.
Drysdale had a lot of help getting there, that's for sure. I think appearing in 5 World Series made a big difference in his successful candidacy.
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