Eclectic Collection Number 22 – 1977 Hostess Rollie Fingers


The Player

Rollie Fingers may not be the best relief ace ever, but he was the best relief ace that could have doubled for the bad guy in a silent movie. In his 18 year career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers. He won the 1981 American League MVP and Cy Young award as well as the 1974 World Series MVP. He saved 341 games and struck out 1299 batters. He could also pitch in the postseason as he was the relief ace of the Oakland A’s dynasty that won the World Series in 1972, 1973 and 1974.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992.

The Set

The card is part of the 1977 Hostess set, which were the third of five such sets created. The cards were smaller than regular cards and were part of the snack cakes boxes. As such, they were often found with grease on them. There are also three card panels that collectors look for.

The Back

The back of this cards have a few seasons worth of stats and career totals. Considering this was a food product, that is not too bad. My question is where are the save totals?



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