Random Card of the Day

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Year: 1982

Set: Topps (Rate)

Card: #1 Steve Carlton

“ Been a while since we had a card #1 come up as Card of the Day...if ever. Not really a great picture, it makes it look like he does not have a left hand. ” -Billy Kingsley
“ My first true collection of cards. ” -addysdaddy

“ I thought Topps could've used a better photo back in 1982. No hand and no forearm! Although, I guess that's why he was so good, hid the ball effectively. And yes, he was my favorite pitcher while I was growing up. ” -vrooomed

“ A bit "freaky" with them catching him where it looks like his arm has been severed, yet good action shot none the less! A lefty (like myself) and a great one! I've had people tell me over the years that us "lefties" are special...I tell them, although not unhappy to be one, it really is a curse, as we live in a "right handed" world! ” -bkklaos

“ I hate to say this, but...he kind of looks like Jim Abbott in this photo. ” -revnorb

“ He would have been the best pitcher of his time if it were not for Nolan Ryan. ” -deporcoru├▒a

“ Bad action shot. Carlton looks like an amputee. ” -ThemightyOx

“ A little known fact is that the Phillies used maroon in the 80's instead of their standard red. ” -jlaz10

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:25 AM

Remember when he finished his career in Chicago. a shadow of his former self. this set looked so "modern" in its day


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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:54 PM

My son got his autograph at a card show in St. Louis maybe 7-8 years ago. My son (about 16 yrs old)asked him a question about intentionally throwing at batters. Carlton couldn't have been nicer. He talked to him for at least 10 minutes, ignoring the fact there were 30-40 people in line waiting. Classy guy to take the time to talk, shake his hand and share baseball insights.


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Friday, April 4, 2014 5:25 AM

Great story kcjays...always nice to hear about the "class" people of any sport!

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