Monday, March 23, 2015
no. 392 - grant jackson
Who is the man: Grant Jackson was traded from the Phillies to the Orioles after falling on hard times for Philadelphia in 1970. An All-Star in 1969, Jackson finished with a 5.28 ERA and 15 losses in 1970.
Can ya dig it: Jackson is totally wearing a Phillies uniform in that photo.
Right on: Jackson appears shocked that he's been traded.
You see that cat Jackson is a bad mother: Jackson pitched in the World Series for three different teams in the 1970s and capped it off by winning Game 7 of the 1979 World Series for the Pirates.
Shut your mouth: Jackson signed with the Phillies in 1962 for $1,500. His father had died just two years prior, and as one of nine children, his family needed money. A few days later, the Braves and Orioles offered Jackson a much larger bonus. Jackson said that he wished he could have called the Phillies and said "no deal".
No one understands him but his woman: OK, I'm going to gripe about it again: Jackson's 1966 Topps rookie card (which also features Dodger Bart Shirley) is outrageously priced and few can explain why.
(A word about the back): The Orioles logo appears to be inching its way off of Jackson's cap.