Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Auto Collection: Welch & John

You can't go wrong with these two vintage former Dodgers. Bob Welch was drafted by the Dodgers in the 1st round of the 1977 draft. Then went on to pitch 10 glorious years for the team, compiling a 115-86 record and a 3.14 ERA. Before the magical 1988 season he was a part of a 3 team trade that netted us some needed pieces for that improbable World Series win- Jesse Orosco, Afredo Griffin and Jay Howell.

Tommy John was phenomenal for the Dodgers. In 6 Dodger season he recorded a 87-42 record with a ERA of 2.97, and even won 20 games for us in 1977. On top of that, he is probably one of the more well known Ballplayers outside of Baseball fandom circles. After all, how many folks have a surgery named after them?

Here are the front and reverse of the 2006 Topps Co-Signers card featuring autos of Bob Welch and Tommy John.