Thursday, August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday: An AUTO of the Man that Started it all....

If you were expecting Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Cy Young, etc you will be greatly disappointed with this post.

Elroy Face may not be considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all-time.  He is however, often dubbed as the guy who helped revolutionize the bullpen and an impact it can have on games.

In 1959, Face set a record that is still standing today for collecting 18 wins in relief appearances.  He still holds the Pirates record for career games pitched (802) and saves (188)

Last month I grabbed this beautiful on card chrome autograph of the man formerly referred to as "The Baron" during his pitching career. The card cost me only $7 delivered.


  1. I still think Face and Danny Murtaugh belong in the hall of fame.

    1. For the impact that Face had on the game I would absolutely have to agree with this.