Saturday, June 30, 2012

#571 Warren Spahn '59 All Star Selection

This is one of the most off-center cards in my set. I doubt I'll upgrade it because 1) the All Star cards command a bit of a premium and 2) I'm not that big a fan of the design anyway.

The immortal Warren Spahn didn't pitch in either of the 1959 All Star games. But he did start the '58 game in Baltimore. The AL touched him up for 5 hits and a couple of runs but he didn't get a decision. Oddly in 1960 he wasn't selected to the NL squad but finished second in Cy Young voting. He must have been hurt. 


  1. Looked up Spahn's record in 1960. At the break he was 8-6, 3.92, and after he went 13-4, 3.09.