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Old 11-15-2017, 01:58 PM
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Steve Dalkowski is another interesting one, he is on a 1963 Topps high number that has a premium because of him even though he never played a major league game. The legend is that he could throw a baseball in excess of 110 mph, estimated because there were no radar guns back then. He was virtually unhittable, but he was so wild that he gave up just as many walks as strikeouts. The Orioles were going to bring him up to the big leagues for the beginning of the 1963 season but he blew his arm out in a preseason exhibition game against the Yankees. He was never the same after that and lingered in the minors for a few more years before giving up professional baseball.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:37 PM
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On top of the legendary status of Dalkowski, the card is a bit tougher as well as semi-high numbered card and I don't think is printed in the same quantity as some other players in that series.
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Angel Scull in the 54 Topps Set comes to mind. Many players in the 2/3 or more rookie cards never played in the majors

My personal favorite is the 1964 Topps Archie Skeen (#423 or so IIRC) card with this biographical nugget: Archie has retired to become a school teacher. Thus ended the Archie Skeen investment club

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Thanks, didn't know about Archie.


Sadly, it seems he recently left us: http://www.myers-mortuary.com/obitua...ity-UT/1732213
RIP Mr. Skeen.
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I was wondering if we might compile a list of players that had a baseball card in any Major League set that never played even one game in the majors. I know that the 1953 and 1955 Topps sets might have some but I don't know of any off hand. Does anyone know of any?
Georj - Even more puzzling, how about cards of guys in the Baseball HOF who never played a game?
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Brien Taylor!
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Brien Taylor!
Well, he did have a relatively short MMA career that interrupted his journey to the majors. Finished with a career 0-1 record on the mat.
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I just learned of the things Alexander Cartwright gave to baseball when I watched part of the first installment of Ken Burns' Baseball yesterday. Very fascinating learning about the early history of the game and how it came about. Now I want to sit and watch more of that episode and the rest of the series.

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Here's another: 1951 Hage's Dairy Al Olsen. The card shows him as a Cleveland Indian. He spent most of his time in the PCL, and never had a regular season major league at bat with the Tribe.

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Theres a San Diego Chicken card.....
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