1976 SSPC #226 – Jim Colborn (Brewers)

1976 SSPC #226 Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn… was the first 20-game winner in Brewers history, going 20-12 in an All-Star 1973 season. While with the Royals in 1977, he no-hit the Rangers while throwing just 104 pitches.

In 1976, Jim Colborn… went 9-15 with a 3.71 ERA. The Brewers lost 95 games in 1976, so the 15 losses are probably not a strong indicator of how Colborn pitched. After the season, he was involved in a multi-player deal which saw him end up with the Royals.

This card is… possibly the year’s best mustache card outside of Rollie Fingers, despite the poor exposure.

Betcha Didn’t Know… that Jim Colborn appeared in the 1999 Kevin Costner movie “For Love Of The Game”. He played the part of “Third Base Coach”.

Shea-o-meter:  Many of the photos in 1976 SSPC were taken in Shea Stadium; Every team came through Shea because the Yankees were temporarily playing in Shea while Yankee Stadium was being renovated. “Can two Major League teams share a ballpark without driving each other crazy?”

This photo’s background is so dark that even though it looks Shea-ish, I’m going to list it as “Can’t Tell”.
Shea:  40
Pretty sure it’s Shea:  7
Can’t tell:  8
Not Shea:  6

1976 SSPC #226 Jim Colborn back

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3 thoughts on “1976 SSPC #226 – Jim Colborn (Brewers)

  1. What’s a “chainto”. It’s something to do with the Wrigley Fielders? The writer of this card is nearing retirement from his current position as head of Topps’ quality control.

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