Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Card of the Whenever: Tommy John 1981 Topps

1981 Topps Baseball: Tommy John
This edition of the Card of The Whenever like most of these posts I will insert at random times. Usually many weeks or possibly months in advance. This particular edition is the third I have written, but who knows in what order it will actually be posted on the blog. I came up with the nifty logo image for this series before writing this post, but by the time this post is published you will have seen the logo already and might be tired of it.

This edition's card is from 1981 Topps Baseball. The Player: Tommy John who is probably best known for the elbow surgery (ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction) that bares his name more than his actual career. Mr. John was the first baseball player to undergo the surgery in 1974 he spent the '75 season recovering. Anyway I got this card from a sportlots auction for 25¢ plus $3.14 shipping (it came from Canada with another card I have talked about on this blog previously)
1981 Topps Baseball 550 Tommy John Yankees
(Front and Back)


  1. I can't think of anything more fitting than the "on disabled list" in the middle of Tommy John's stats.

  2. The Tommy John, how many pitchers (and clubs) have benefited from him!!