Phil Garner

A three-time all star, Garner spent 16 seasons playing in the majors. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1973 and had his first all-star season in 1976. Oakland dealt him to the Pittsburgh Pirates the following year and Garner responded with what was probably the best offensive season of his career. He hit […]

Swings and misses

I am happy to say these are getting fewer and further between. But still, they happen. You can’t hit a home run every time. Here are four more players who signed the card but did not fill out the questionnaire. We shall start with Omar Moreno, mostly because he played for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Swings and misses

Another round of cards that have returned with no surveys. A three-time all star, Joe Rudi played for 16 years in the majors, mostly for the Oakland A’s. He came up with Oakland in 1967 and retired after playing for the A’s in 1982. In between, he made stops with the California Angels and Boston […]

Merv Rettenmund

Rettenmund played for 13 seasons in the majors, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He finished 19th in the 1971 MVP vote while playing for Baltimore. Appearing in a career-high 141 games, Rettenmund hit .318 that year with 11 home runs, 75 RBI and 81 […]