It's a few weeks late, but I wanted to celebrate the unique holiday by showing off one of my favorite Dicks:
1964 Topps #243
Dick Allen seems to be a fan favorite among card bloggers. That's not a surprise since he was one of the game's best hitters back in the day. Allen has numerous accolades attached to his name: 1964 NL ROY, 1972 AL MVP, and 7x MLB All-Star. Plus he led the league in a variety of statistical categories throughout his career. Hopefully the Veterans Committee will eventually recognize his on-the-field accomplishments. In the meantime... he'll continue to be one of the greatest Hall of Very Good members around.
The card popped up on one of my eBay searches and I had some eBay Bucks to burn. I'm not sure why they suggested this listing, since I had never thought about Allen's rookie card. But I'm sure glad they did. My out of pocket expenses for this card was $8.04 ($48 - $39.96 eBay Bucks).
What about you?
Who's your favorite or least favorite Dick in baseball?
Well that's enough dicking around...
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!