Saturday, May 28, 2011

The 100 Best Finds in a 30-Dollar Lot: #13

I love it when old cards introduce you to players you hadn't known of before.

1968 Topps #172 Walt Williams

When I took a close look at this card, I thought Williams look a little off. He appears a lot more muscular than the average baseball player looked during his era. Then I turned the card around and learned that Walt stood only 5 feet 6 inches. He also had the nickname "No-Neck" that was given to him because of his shortened neck that resulted from a side-effect of a typhus injection he was given as a baby.

And that's another one of the 100 best finds.

1 comment:

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Love the 1968 "No-Neck" Williams. He signed that card for me a while back.