Friday, May 7, 2010
318 - Jim McGlothlin
About This Player
Jim McGlothlin played nine seasons in the Major Leagues and four of them with the Cincinnati Reds. McGlothlin began his career with the California Angels in 1965. He enjoyed the best season of his career in 1967 with the American League lead in shutouts, including three straight shutouts and a streak of 36 scoreless innings, and an All-Star selection. McGlothlin pitched in two World Series with the Reds in 1970 and 1972. McGlothlin was traded in the middle of the 1973 season and pitched in his last game with the White Sox.
For more on Jim McGlothlin's third straight shutout:
The Free Lance-Star - June 8, 1967
McGlothin passed away on December 23, 1975 at the age of 32 from leukemia.
About This Card
Out of all of the designs for the 1970's Topps cards, the 1973 design is the simplest. Simply: black outline to frame the photograph with player name, team, position and the player icon related to that position. One of my challenges in create this blog was to develop a design in homage of the 1973 set.