Tuesday, August 25, 2015
no. 444 - jimmie price
Who is the man: Jimmie Price had completed a fourth season as a backup catcher for the Tigers when this card came out of packs. He was entering his final season in 1971.
Can ya dig it: Price has four Topps cards. He's referred to as "Jimmie," his given name, on three of them (1968, 1970, 1971) and as "Jim" on one of them (1969).
Right on: Price looks like he just spotted a pterodactyl circling Yankee Stadium.
You see that cat Price is a bad mother: During the Tigers' World Series-winning season in 1968, Price hit a 10th-inning game-winning homer off of the White Sox's Wilbur Wood during a late August clash.
Shut your mouth: Price has been a member of the Tigers' broadcast team for more than 20 years. He's spent much of that time as the color guy for Detroit's radio team.
No one understands him but his woman: Price and his wife, Lisa, founded "Jack's Place for Autism" in 2002. Their son, Jack, has autism.
(A word about the back): "Was AL's top-rated 2nd string catcher for 1968 World Champs ..."
I wasn't aware of a ratings system for second-string catchers.