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Saturday, April 16, 2016
TTM Success - Ned Garver
I was really excited about this 1952 Topps, since it showed Garver as a St. Louis Brown. I think this card looks great, and turned out really nice when he signed it. It looks better in person.
Thanks for the book order - hope you enjoy it.
Virgil was one of my best friends. He was a great guy. We stayed in touch - by phone - to the end.
I liked being a Brownie - very much! Veeck was super to play for - I loved it. Satchel Paige was a very good friend. Eddie Gaedel was the greatest promotion ever. Still talking about him 65 years later. Talked to Satchel's oldest daughter last week. She is a teacher - very bright!
Sorry I can't write - used to be good - but I'm 90.
Garver (b. 1925) played in the majors from 1948 to 1961 for the Browns, Tigers, A's (Kansas City) and Angels. He had a career record of 129 - 157 with an ERA of 3.73 and 881 strike outs. He won 20 games for the Browns in 1951 and finished 2nd in the AL MVP voting. He was also named an All Star that season, and was the starting pitcher that year.
His 2nd place finish in the 1951 AL MVP voting was the highest he would finish. He amassed 157 voting points, but that was not enough to overcome the 184.0 points of MVP winner, Yogi Berra.
I mailed to Garver on March 23 and got the cards and note back on April 2, for a 10-day TAT. The signed book came in on April 5.