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40 years ago today, 22-year-old Boston Red Sox outfielder Fred Lynn became the first player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season when he got 22 of 24 votes for AL MVP. Lynn was a hot commodity among collectors, too, with his rookie card in the '75 Topps set. Not so much today. Click here ebay.to/1jkOuws to see several for sale and auction. ... See MoreSee Less
The Topps Vault is selling a couple of original Dick LeBeau negatives from its photo archive taken back in 1963 when he was a young Detroit Lions defensive back. He's still coaching with the Tennesee Titans today. Click here ebay.to/1jkNW9U to see the auction listings--each with low bids. ... See MoreSee Less
On a foggy day, Lefty Gomez came to bat against Bob Feller and struck a match. "What's the big idea?" said the umpire. "You think that'll help you see Feller's fastball?" Lefty replied "No, I just want to make sure he can see ME."
Born on this day in 1908, Lefty was a standout pitcher in the 30s, winning 5 World Series titles along the way. Click here ebay.to/1MSDIWO to see the listing for this 1933 Delong card from early in his career. ... See MoreSee Less