Posts by John Dreker

Card of the Day: 1976 Topps Dave Giusti

Card of the Day
With nine birthdays of former Pittsburgh Pirates on November 27th, I planned on going away from the headline player today. Then I noticed that it has been over a year since Dave Giusti appeared in one of our Card of the Day articles, so he got his spot back. He…

Card of the Day: 1973 Topps Richie Hebner

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is a player who surprisingly hasn’t been here in a solo article yet, before today obviously. Richie Hebner put in nine full seasons and two partial seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He debuted in 1968 at 20 years old, and he moved on as a…

Card of the Day: 1953 Topps Jim Waugh

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day features Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jim Waugh, who threw a total of 142.2 innings in the majors during the 1952-53 seasons. They all came with the Pirates, and that time was not only his entire big league career, he did all of that work before his…

Card of the Day: 1959 Topps Bob Friend All-Star

Card of the Day
Exactly one year ago today, we took a look at the 1953 Bowman card of Bob Friend. That was special for a few reasons, as it was the first look at that set, the first solo article appearance for Friend, and he was born on this date in 1930. He…

Card of the Day: 1992 Donruss Rookies Al Martin

Card of the Day
This has to be one of the biggest coincidences I’ve had while picking cards for this series and I swear there was zero planning. I actually found out this fact after I already started this article. This is the second time we are using a 1992 Donruss card. The first…