Dave Stieb Rookie Card

by admin on March 10, 2011

For someone just building a collection of baseball cards or a true Toronto Blue Jay fan, a 1980 Topps #77 Dave Stieb rookie card selling for $5 is a great choice. Called to the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays it was quickly realized he was a bright player with incredible pitching ability. He won eight games in his first half season but slumped in the second half, resulting in a losing record of 12 to 15. Even so, he showed promise, which was proven when voted five times to the All-Star game from 1980 to 1985, and elected two additional times. In 1982, he led the league in innings pitched, winning 17 games, followed by being named Pitcher of the Year by Sporting News in 1983 and being on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He was also the first ever starter in the Midsummer Classic for the Blue Jays and winning the game for the AL, the first time in 12 years. Known for being high strung, he was also a strong force to be reckoned with on the mound. While he threw the only no hitter for the Blue Jays in 1990, an arm injury resulted in him being released. He then joined the Chicago White Sox in 1993 but pitched poorly, leading him to retire. However, after pitching 19 games in a brief 1993 comeback with the Blue Jays, Stieb retired permanently. Dave Steib baseball cards are very undervalued. He was one of the best pitchers in the 1980's and his cards make sound investments. Try to find only high grade cards as they are still very affordable at their current levels.

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