I’m collecting the 1973 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.
I’m reposting this since blogger seems to have eaten the first time I posted it. *Update – I found this post, sort of. Here’s the link “1973 Topps–Earl Williams #504” Notice the address, then notice the post. You can also scroll down and notice the comments that were left on the original post. I don’t know what the hell happened.
- Card Facts – Earl Williams – Baltimore Orioles – Card # 504
- Purchase Price – free (already in my collection
- On the back (toon) – Earl was originally signed as a pitcher
- “A converted 3rd basemen who made difficult switch to catcher. Earl was acquired by O’s during the off-season. A longball threat, he was selected as NL Rookie of the Year in 1971 and was 2nd in Homers on Braves, ‘72”
- Drafted by the Braves in the 1st round (6th pick) in 1965.
- Debut – September 13, 1970
- 1970-197, 1975-1976 (Braves), 1973-1974 (Orioles), 1976 (Expos), 1977 (A’s)
- Born in Newark, NJ
I never heard of someone going from another position to a Catcher. I always thought of Catcher’s as always played the position because I believe it is the hardest position. The first time I posted this, I had said that I didn’t know of anybody else who had switched to a Catcher’s position that late in their career. Dennis had informed me that Brandon Inge had as well.
- Cards posted in this set – 1
- Total price paid – $0.00
- Average price per card – $0.00
- Cards left to post – 683 (including NNO Checklists)