Posts by John Dreker

Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Monty Basgall

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes from the 1952 set, and it features Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Monty Basgall, who played for the club during the 1948-49 and 1951 seasons. Today’s Pirates daily history article has six former players who were born on February 8th, but they offer almost no…

Card of the Day: 1960 Topps Roman Mejias

Card of the Day
Today is a busy day for birth dates of former Pittsburgh Pirates players. Our daily history article today has updated/extended bios for nine former players. One of the updates included something I’ve never done for a player before. That update led to our featured player today, who is not among…

Card of the Day: 1990 Pacific Legends Dale Long

Card of the Day
Today is a great day for hitters in Pittsburgh Pirates history. You have Glenn Wright, an outstanding defensive and offensive shortstop during the 1920’s, who gets lost in the Pirates Hall of Fame shortstop run of coming after Honus Wagner and Rabbit Maranville, and before Arky Vaughan. You have Smoky…

Card of the Day: 1963 Topps Ted Savage

Card of the Day
I recently found out that 1963 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Ted Savage passed away at the age of 85 on January 15th. Once I learned of his passing, I put him on the next open date on the schedule for a Card of the Day article. Coincidentally, today’s This Date in…

Card of the Day: 1921 Exhibits Possum Whitted

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day player has appeared in this series once before. Possum Whitted won’t be a regular here because he didn’t have many cards made during his 2 1/2 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His first article was posted here two years ago today on what would have…