FROM MY COLLECTION, YOU ARE LOOKING AT A 1959 TOPPS ROGER MARIS CARD # 202. SOME MINOR CORNER WEAR . NO OTHER MAJOR DEFECTS . Front and Back of card is in EX condition, No Major defects.. This card will only increase in value over the years. A geat investment!SOME FACTS ABOUT ROGER... 1) Roger spent four years in the minor leagues playing for Fargo-Moorhead, Keokuk, Tulsa, Reading, and Indianapolis before making it to the major leagues. 2) In 1961, Roger and teammate Mickey Mantle received national attention as they chased the single season home run record of 60 set by Babe Ruth in 1927. 3) Roger tied Ruth on September 26th, hitting his 60th home run of the year. Then, on October 1, 1961, the final day of the season, Roger hit his 61st home run, against the Boston Red Sox, to set the new home run record. The Yankees won the game 1 to 0 on Roger's home run, and went on to win the World Series that year. Roger was named the Most Valuable Player in the American League for the second straight year, as he led the league in home runs and RBI's. Roger and Mickey also set the home run record for teammates hitting 115 home runs between them. 4)- Set Baseball's Single Season Home Run Record (61 in 1961) - 275 Career Home Runs - Two-time Most Valuable Player in American League (1960 & 1961) - Led American League in RBI's (1960 & 1961) - Gold Glove Award Winner (1960) - Seven World Series (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968)
- Six World Series Home Runs.5) On July 21, 1984, in a ceremony in Yankee Stadium, the Yankees retired Roger's number (#9) and erected a plaque in his honor paying tribute to his achievements. 6) Roger Maris died on December 14, 1985 of lymphoma cancer at the age of 51. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR 1959 TOPPS CATALOGUE . NO RESERVE. HAVE FUN AND HAPPY BIDDING!!
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