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.


  1. Traded from the 1970 Phillies to the 1971 Orioles? Shocking!

    (Grant Jackson's '66 rookie card was in the high numbers, and the '66 high numbers are almost as outrageous as the '67s.)

  2. He played in the WS for the Os against the Pirates in 1971, and for the Pirates against the Os in 1979!