Sunday, October 6, 2013

1961 Topps Billy Pierce




One of my favorite Topps cards of Billy Pierce is this 1961 version. It one shows the long sweeping left field stands of Yankee Stadium and the back makes mention of Pierce's near no-hitter June of 1958. Funny thing though, the game was a near perfect game, not just a no-hitter. Ed Fitz Gerald doubled with two outs in the ninth and became the only baserunner of the night. Not only did Pierce pitch a near gem, he doubled in the third inning and scored the only run he really needed that day.