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Monday, April 18, 2016
TTM Success - Roy Face
This 1954 Topps turned out really nice. I have seen a couple of them come back so far, and they all look great.
Face (b. 1928) played in the majors from 1953 and 1955 to 1969 for the Pirates, Tigers and Expos. He had a career record of 104-95 with an ERA of 3.48 and 877 strike outs. An early closer, Face also had 191 saves in his career, leading the league 3 times. He was a member of the 1960 World Series Champion Pirates. His best season was 1959 when he finished 18-1 with an ERA of 2.70 and 10 saves. He was named an All Star that season, the first of three times he made the Midsummer Classic squad for the NL. He also finished his highest in the NL MVP voting, at 7th place. At that time, the Cy Young Award was awarded to only one pitcher, won by the ALs Early Wynn. Had the award been separate at that time, Face would have made a strong case to win, his most stiff competition being Sam Jones who had a 21-15 record with a 2.83 ERA.
I mailed to Face on March 28 and got the cards back on April 4 for a 7-day TAT.