Tag 60s Baseball

Joe Morgan (True) Rookie Cards

Although there were plenty of opportunities to become a professional baseball player, there were no offers from any MLB teams. Not even a college scholarship offer. That was until Bill Wright, a scout for the Houston .45s noticed him. Joe…

Bob Gibson (True) Rookie Cards

Bob Gibson has one true rookie card. We’ll be looking at his second-year card as well. But first, let’s look at the life and career of the Hoot.

Lou Brock (True) Rookie Cards

With an invitation to tryout for both Chicago teams, Cubs and White Sox, Lou Brock impressed scouts and was offered contracts by both teams in 1960. Lou Brock has one true rookie card.

Tom Seaver (True) Rookie Cards

Tom Seaver has one true rookie card and no parallels, we’ll be looking at his second and third-year cards too! But first, allow me to begin with a most bizarre Draft story.

Nolan Ryan (True) Rookie Cards

With their pick in the 12th Round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft, the New York Mets selected Nolan Ryan from Alvin High School in Alvin, TX. He has two true rookie cards, and two rookie-year cards.

Reggie Jackson (True) Rookie Cards

With the 2nd overall pick in the 1st Round of the 1966 MLB June Amateur Draft, the Kansas City Athletics selected Reggie Jackson from Arizona State University. He has one official rookie card.

Tony Oliva (True) Rookie Cards

Tony Oliva was signed as a free agent in 1961 by the Minnesota Twins and debuted on September 9, 1962, against the Detroit Tigers. Tony Oliva has one true rookie card.

Dick Allen (True) Rookie Cards

In high school, Dick Allen preferred baseball over basketball because he was better at it. As fate would have it Dick’s play caught the attention of the Phillies talent scout. Richie “Dick” Allen has one true rookie card.

Willie McCovey (True) Rookie Cards

Willie McCovey had a friend whose brother knew a guy, that was a baseball scout for the New York Giants. In 1954, this friend of a friend invited Willie to a tryout. Wille debuted in the MLB on July 30,…

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