About The Card
You may have seen this card making the rounds lately, and since it's worth about $.20, you're probably wondering, "what gives?"
Well, what if I told you Reuss was in his late 30s when this card was released? Not an unthinkable age by baseball standards, especially for pitchers—Rich Hill, Justin Verlander, and others are playing in 2023 as 40-year-olds.
I think it's the photo itself that has the hobby community abuzz (see below).
Altogether, though—let's recognize the greatness of Reuss' career: 220 wins, 2× All-Star, and World Series champ (1981). Not to mention that Reuss pitched a no-hitter on June 27, 1980 against the San Francisco Giants as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Anyway, in a 1987 Topps set that contains young greats like Mark McGwire, Will Clark, and Bo Jackson, this Reuss stands out...perhaps for its photo, but also for a reason to talk about a great pitcher and career.
If you like this one, check out Reuss' 1989 Coca Cola, and if you're looking for a pack-pulled auto, 2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams might be the one for you.
QuoteQuote"Suffice to say, there have not been many like Jerry Reuss in Major League Baseball. Blonde and mustachioed, the left-hander won 220 games with a 3.64 ERA, collected a World Series title with the Dodgers in 1981 and tossed a no-hitter -- throwing nothing but fastballs over the final frames: "
220-game winner Jerry Reuss turns 72 today. Remarkable considering he turned 71 in 1987. pic.twitter.com/ER8febySL9— Adam Darowski (@baseballtwit) June 19, 2021