Sunday, January 13, 2013

1969Topps #77 - Ron Perranoski

Here is another baseball card variation I just acquired, the 1969 Topps card of Ron Perranoski, a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.

You may have to enlarge the photo but the card on the left still has the "LA" for Los Angeles, the team he was traded from, slightly visible on his cap.  The card on the right has the emblem completely covered.

Ron was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ.  Ron pitched in the majors for 13 years, retiring as an active player in 1973.   He then was a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 22 years and since 1995, has been involved in the San Francisco Giants organization.