Sunday, April 9, 2017

#148 Johnny Klippstein

#148 Johnny Klippstein
Progress: 1st of this card
219 of 407  
53.8% Complete
How acquired: $6.49 on ebay
Condition: Very Good
The back of this card mentions that Johnny worked for the Post Office during the off-season.  I'm sure he wasn't the first major leaguer to do so, but I'd be very curious to know who the last one was.

A few of these horizontal 52's have the name and logo box off-centered, and this Klippstein would have benefited from that treatment.  It'd be a nicer looking card if the box were shifted to the left and the "Cubs" logo on the jersey weren't obscurred.  In any event, it's an okay looking card as it is.

Stats: 18 seasons, 101 wins, 118 loses, 4.24 ERA, led AL with 14 saves in 1960, World Series ring with Dodgers in '59

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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