Wild Card Wednesday – New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are the most storied franchise in baseball history.  Just ask them.  The 2013 World Series may not seem like the World Series without them, so – with Game Six scheduled for tonight in Boston – here is a look at some of my favorite Yankee cards in my collection.

One thing that you can say about the Yankees: They have a classic uniform and they do not mess around with it.

I call this first entry: HE played for the Yankees?!

Luis Tiant? Noooooooo!

Luis Tiant? Noooooooo!

This next entry includes team photos from 1978 and 1980 in the top row, some cool Yankees in the middle row, and future managers in the bottom row:

Gaylord Perry was awesome.

Billy Martin didn’t last the season in 1978. Dick Howser managed the Yankees for one game in 1978 and the entire season in 1980.  That was all he could take.

Next are three players over two different seasons.

See. Tommy John was a player...he's not just a surgery.

See. Tommy John was a player…he’s not just a surgery.

The bottom row of Dent, Lyle, & May are all former Foxes.

The George "Doc" Medich card is fro 1975.  The back notes that he started 38 games and tossed 17 complete games in 1974.

The George “Doc” Medich card is from 1975. The back notes that he started 38 games and tossed 17 complete games in 1974.

The Yankees were really, really good from1976 through 1981.  Two of the reasons would be the two guys in this series of cards.

I don't think Reggie made contact in that 1978 card.

I don’t think Reggie made contact in that 1978 card.

I call this one…Fred Stanley was my favorite player?  Really?

Craig Nettles cards were cool.

Craig Nettles cards were cool.

Apologies for no Tater Tuesday yesterday.  Things got a little busy with the announcement of Matt Erickson’s return to the team and a few other things.  I’ll try to come up with something special for next week’s entry.

Past Wild Card Wednesdays:

New York Mets

Seattle Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays

Montreal Expos

Pittsburgh Pirates

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