Juan Marichal 1983 Autographed Perez Steele Postcard Encased SF Giants
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Autographed Perez Steele Postcard Encased
Historic Autographs Company is going with something quite simple, yet extremely popular. Since their inception in the early 1980s, one of the most popular autograph mediums used to collect HOFers has been the Hall of Fame Art Postcards by Perez Steele. With so many collectors seeking authentic examples, Historic Autographs is releasing 2019 HA Steele Engravings. These works were created for The Perez-Steele Baseball Hall of Fame Art Postcards. Some of the originals are in the homes of collectors, some are archived at the National Baseball of Fame and Museum and a few reside in offices of Major League baseball clubs. Perez-Steele gives you the chance to bring the greatest ball players of all time from Cooperstown to your town with these beautiful full color postcards that measure 3 1/2” X 5 1/2” and feature paintings of the players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Card backs feature player information and select career stats. Each of the postcards is numbered out of 10,000. The number of signed postcards are significantly even more rare. The Signed and Slabbed Postcards are authenticated by Beckett Authentication Service. https://www.beckett-authentication.com/verify-certificate
Juan Marichal played as a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, most notably for the San Francisco Giants. Marichal was known for his high leg kick, pinpoint control and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters' helmets. He and Sandy Koufax were the only two Major League pitchers in the post-war era (1946–present) to have more than one season of 25 or more wins; both pitchers had three such seasons in their careers. Marichal won more games during the decade of the 1960s (191) than any other major league pitcher, but did not receive any votes for the Cy Young Award until 1970, when baseball writers started voting for the top three pitchers in each league rather than one per league (or, until 1967, only the top pitcher in MLB). Marichal finished in the top 10 in ERA seven consecutive years, starting in 1963 and culminating in 1969, in which year he led the league. During his career, he also finished in the top 10 in strikeouts six times, top 10 in innings pitched eight times (leading the league twice), and top 10 in complete games 10 times, with a career total of 244. He led the league twice in shutouts, throwing 10 of them in 1965. Marichal exhibited exceptional control. He had 2,303 strikeouts with only 709 walks. Marichal also played for the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the final two seasons of his career. He won more games than any other pitcher during the 1960s. One regular-season game in Marichal's career deserves mention, involving him and Milwaukee Braves' Hall of Famer Warren Spahn in a night contest played July 2, 1963, before almost 16,000 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The two great pitchers matched scoreless innings until Giants outfielder Willie Mays homered off Spahn to win the game 1–0 in the 16th inning. Both Spahn and Marichal tossed 15-plus inning complete games, something that had not happened before or since in the big leagues. Marichal allowed eight hits (all singles except for a double hit by Spahn) in the 16 innings, striking out 10, and saddling eventual career home run king Hank Aaron with an 0-for-6 collar. Spahn permitted nine hits in 151⁄3 innings, walking just one (Mays intentionally, in the 14th, after Harvey Kuenn's leadoff double) and striking out two. The game, almost the innings-duration of two contests, lasted only 4 hours, 10 minutes. Marichal was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.