Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1953 Topps Project - Carl Scheib

Another week, another card towards my 1953 Topps set.  Today's card is #57 in the set, Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics...

How great is that old Philadelphia Athletics elephant logo?  I don't have too much to say about Carl here.  He played 11 seasons in the Majors (1943-1954, did not appear in 1946), and was a member of the Philadelphia Athletics for all but the final 3 games of his career (in which he appeared as a St. Louis Cardinal).

Scheib never won any awards as a pitcher, was never an All-Star, and never won a World Series.  He was pretty decent at the plate though, and was used many times as a pinch hitter.  In 1948 Carl started 24 games as a pitcher, but also spent some time patrolling the outfield for the A's.  In 104 at bats that year, he stroked 31 hits for a .298 average, clubbed 2 home runs and drove in 21.  He had another good season at the plate in 1951, accumulating 21 hits in 53 at bats for an impressive .396 average, again hitting 2 home runs.  All told, in 468 career at bats he hit .250 with 14 doubles, 6 triples, 5 home runs and 59 RBI.

One interesting fact about Carl, which the card back refers to, is the fact that he debuted with Philadelphia in 1943 at age 16!  Think about what you were up to at 16 years of age...pretty impressive.

Set Progress:  44 of 274 (16%)

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