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Monday, February 13, 2012
1963 Topps Baseball Project - Old Blue Eyes makes another appearance and Gil Hodges
Nothing I like more than crossing a card off the checklist of two greats. Here we get a card of Duke in his Dodger's uni and Gil in his Mets.
1963 would be Gil's last year as an active player. After 11 games with the Mets he was traded to the Senator's and replaced Mickey Vernon as Manager. He managed the Senator's till 1967 and in 1968 was back managing the Mets. In 1969 he took the Mets to the World Series and won, beating the Orioles, who were heavy favorites, in 5 games. Gil passed away in 1972 at the height of his managing from a heart attack while playing golf at the age of only 47.