Bruce Markusen’s Card Corner

For those of you who don’t know, Bruce Markusen writes a column devoted to baseball cards (usually focusing on a single card) for the Hall of Fame web site.  He has a new entry today, which is on the 1968 Don Mincher card.

Bruce is a member of this committee, but even if he wasn’t I would recommend giving his column a read.  At the very bottom of the page there are some links to earlier entries, but you might need Google to find the rest.

— Mark


Author: Mark Armour

Long-time SABR member, founder and past chairman of the Baseball Cards Committee, founder and past chairman (2002-2016) of the Biography Project, current President of the SABR board of directors, author of several books and dozens of articles on baseball. See

One thought on “Bruce Markusen’s Card Corner”

  1. Very enjoyable article about a player I remember watching back in the 60s. I am not surprised he was a good interview; iI remember listening to an interview he did with Jimmy Dudley when he played for the Pilots and he was articulate and friendly at that time. I listened to the interview on the Internet so probably a web search would uncover it for anyone who wants to hear it. As I recall it was posted on a website devoted to the Seattle Pilots. There were lots of other good things on that websie including some play by play of a Pilots Spring Training game right before the announcement was made about the move to Milwaukee.

    Interesting that Mincher’s final at bat would be in the World Series. I can’t think of too many players off the top of my head whose final plate appearance was in the fall classic. Jackie Robinson comes to mind as does Sandy Koufax and a most obscure player, Jim Barbieri of the 66 Dodgers. I think Clemente too made his last at bat in a World Series, though I would have to look that one up to be sure.

    Thanks for writing the article Bruce.


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