Legendary Mets Pitcher Tom Seaver Passes Away at 75

Our Favorite Tom Seaver Memory from a Filing Cabinet
  • September 02, 2020

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It is with a heavy heart that we learned that one of the greatest players in baseball history, Tom Seaver, has died at the age of 75.

Tom Seaver, first-ballot baseball Hall of Famer, and one of the best pitchers ever to toe the rubber has died tonight. Reports state Seaver succumbed to Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.  Let's look back at tom Seaver's stellar career on the mound, and reminisce about one of our favorite memorabilia finds.

STATS

  • 311 wins, 18th all-time
  • 3,640 strikeouts, 6th all-time
  • 12 All-Star games
  • 3 Cy Young Awards (1969, 1973, and 1975)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (1967)
  • World Series Champion (1967)
  • No-Hitter June 16th, 1978

Baseball Hall of Fame

Inducted in 1992, Seaver held the record for highest percentage of votes at 98.84%For comparison, Hank Aaron only recorded a voting percentage of 97.8%.  

No-Hitter

As the best pitcher in Mets' history, having made 10 all-star games in NY and wining all of his hardware there, it was with actually as a RED where Tom Seaver notched his only no-no.  After five one-hitters as a Met, Tom Terrific bested the Cardinals on June 16th 1978.

 

Our Favorite Tom Seaver Story

As a collectibles company, we relish in baseball card "finds", and one of our favorites involves the incredible Tom Terrific.

Around March of 2017, a local man contacted us about selling a collection of cards that included high-profile rookie cards.  The majority of the cards, including TOM SEAVER ROOKIES, were housed in a series of file cabinet drawers!

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For the full story, check out our blog here

Love that beautiful 1967 Topps card #581.  Not every day you find four iconic cards like these in a filing cabinet. 

 

Baseball Hall of Fame Tribute

Great job by the HOF for posting this today:

 

 

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