Monday, September 13, 2021

HOF Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1992. It was his second year on the ballot and he went into with fellow pitcher Tom Seaver. He played for seventeen years for three teams Oakland, San Diego, and Milwaukee. He was primarily a relief pitcher in his time in the major leagues, but in 1970 he started 19 games. After 1973, he never started another game. Fingers was an MVP, a Cy Young, a seven-time All-Star, a World Series MVP, won 4 Rolaids Relief awards, and was on three World Series winning teams.

His final Topps base card was this 1986 issue. And as he did not play after 1985, we can see his whole career here. His 1983 stint on the Disabled List saw him miss the entire year. One maybe can wonder if he'd've gone pitching longer without that injury.  


But the real reason he's in the Hall is, obviously, his mustache. He has the highest MAR (Mustache Above Replacement) in baseball history. 

This is the final last base Topps card for a HOFer that I have to show off at the moment. So this portion of the blog will be silent for a while.  

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. Dennis Eckersley has to be pretty high up on the MAR leaderboard I would think.

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  2. Love that card. Well timed and cropped action shot. Didn't realize that was his sunset card. I know Topps had him sign some for their Archives buyback autographs. Might have to track down a copy.

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    1. It really is a wonderful baseball card. Good luck tracking down a copy!

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  3. This is really great looking sunset card. I'd hazard a guess and say that it's one of the better ones from your collection?

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    1. Funnily enough I've never kind of measured them for being good or bad in terms of the image. Though maybe I should. But I think I'd agree with you, as it's a beautiful image on a memorable design.

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