Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals
Career: Simply put Hall of Famer Bob Gibson is among the greatest ever to take the mound. His 1968 season may be the most dominant one ever turned in by a pitcher is baseball history, at least modern history.
- 8-time NL All-Star (1962, 1965-1970 & 1972)
- NL MVP (1968)
- 2-time NL Cy Young Award Winner (1968 & 1970)
- 1964 World Series MVP
- 1967 World Series MVP
- 9-time NL Gold Glove Winner (1965-1973)
- NL ERA Leader (1968)
- NL Wins Leader (1970)
- NL Strikeouts Leader (1968)
- NL Complete Games Leader (1969)
- 4-time NL Shutouts Leader (1962, 1966, 1968 & 1971)
- 15 Win Seasons: 10 (1962-1966 & 1968-1972)
- 20 Win Seasons: 5 (1965, 1966 & 1968-1970)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 12 (1961-1966, 1968-1972 & 1974)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1968 & 1969)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 9 (1962-1966, 1968-1970 & 1972)
- Won two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals (1964 & 1967)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1981
In 1960: He split the season between Rochester and the Cards. Still learning his craft he went 3-6 with an ERA over 5 while making 12 starts and appearing in 27 games overall. A year later he would start to resemble the real Bob Gibson.
The Card: It's creased and the corners are worn down but that's fine by me. I could have held out for a better copy but maybe vintage Gibson cards in my collection are supposed to be "well loved"! My 1959 Gibby is the only card to have survived my childhood. Maybe that's why he's special to me.