Thursday, November 12, 2015

#115 George Munger

#115 George "Red" Munger
Progress: 1st of this card
147 of 407  36.1% complete
How acquired: $5.00 one beat
Condition: Very Good
This card is a good example of a common printing flaw with 52's, that being the photo isn't properly aligned on the card, slanting diagonally.  Which makes for a miscut look, when in fact, the card is square.  I'm no fan of today's button jersey's, and would much prefer to play in the pull overs of the 70's and 80's, but the zipper jersey's take impractical to a whole new level.  It looks more like a winter coat than baseball jersey, which must have been lovely during day games in August.

Stats: 10 seasons, 3x All-Star, 77 wins, 53 complete games

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

1 comment:

  1. I met Red Munger at a high school awards dinner way back when I was a sophomore. I remember he had a bunch of stories about pitching for his Army outfit's team.

    Oh, and I'm old enough to have worn zippered jersey's in school ball. I kind of liked them. They were certainly a step up from the cheap tee shirt things we wore for Boys League and Babe Ruth League ball.