Saturday, April 18, 2009

1956 Topps #269 Jack Meyer

Jack Meyer was a Wake Forest Demon Deacon before signing with the Phillies in 1951. Originally from Philadelphia, Jack pitched with the Phils from 1955 until 1961. He retired after the 1961 season due to complications from a lingering back injury. Wearing #42, Jack's best season was his rookie season of 1955 when he led the NL in saves with 16. Sadly, Jack died of a heart attack at the age of 34 in 1967.

This was another Hummell's purchase from February 1988.

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