Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2019 National Pickup - Frank Williams Signed 1987 Topps

One of the cards I got at the National is also one of the tougher signed 1987s that I could have gotten.  This came from the first seller that had the signed 87s, and he had just recently broken up his signed set.

Frank Williams (b. 1958 - d. 2009) played in the majors from 1984 to 1989 for the Giants, Reds and Tigers.  He had a record of 24-14 with 314 strike outs and a 3.00 ERA.

After his playing career was over, Williams suffered from a string of misfortune.  His marriage had ended and his twin brother had passed away; Williams battled alcoholism and was in a serious car accident.  Williams passed away in 2009 following complications from pneumonia.

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