Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1973 Topps - Mike Thompson.

Today we come to the end of the 1973 Topps Rangers team set with card number 564, Mike Thompson. Mike is sporting some great looking sideburns in this Spring Training shot. On the back of the card we find that Mike liked to go golfing and hunting as hobbies.

The card back also mentions Mike's only win ever in the Majors. In 1971 he shut out the Angels. That 16 game stint in 1971 was Mike's only Big League appearance with the franchise. He would spend the entire 1972 season at Triple A.

On March 31, 1973 the Rangers sent Thompson to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Charlie Hudson. Mike would last a season and a half with the Cards and one and a half with the Braves before his MLB career came to a close.


Chris Stufflestreet said...

As fate would turn out...Thompson never got more than that one win mentioned on the back of the card.

holste42 said...

This is one of the cards I dreaded getting and I think had 4-5 of them. In 1972 this guy wasn't even very good in the minors. Lucky he won his one game instead of losing it because for then he would tied with the Twin's Terry Felton (1980-1982) for most career losses without a win.

Cliff said...

What I like about this one is the guy's ears. You can find him and some other beauts right here: