Saturday, June 8, 2013

John Kelly on baseball cards

John Kelly pitched five seasons in the Cardinals organization, going 14-17 with 124 saves and a 2.68 ERA. Now a special education teacher and baseball coach at Lanier High School in Georgia, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I have a good story for you. I believe it was for 1 of my Arkansas Travelers cards, the photographer was telling everybody to smile for the pictures and every one of course replied I am not posing and smiling for a baseball card . . . check mine out I overly emphasized the smile and the pose! When we got the cards back mine was the talk of the clubhouse!
My favorite card was the League Leader card. It is obvious why."

Thanks! Here is a card of him from my collection.

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