Jimmy Piersall

Nominated by: Dan Austin

Career Stats

 

Why did Dan Austin nominate Jimmy Piersall for the HOM?

I first became interested in Jimmy Piersall as a teenager. After a round of golf and a few beers, my dad would reminisce and he began to relate to me stories of the game he loved: baseball. Stories of Bob Feller's blazing fastball, Ryne Duren's cokebottle glasses and most of all, of the colorful antics of a young Red Sox outfielder named Jimmy Piersall. My parents were married in 1953 in the Boston area, so my father spent quite a few afternoons of 1952 and 1953 in the stands at Fenway Park watching Piersall during his most colorful period. Stories of Jimmy cleaning off homeplate with a squirt gun, leading cheers for himself in the outfield and more are what kept Jimmy in my memory for 20 years. In 1998, I renewed my childhood love of collecting baseball cards. Soon, my interests began to focus on vintage cards, and this has led me back to the memories of my childhood. One of which is a spirited young outfielder who could catch anything within a mile of him and entertain the fans like no other. Of course, that man was Jimmy Piersall. Jimmy, if you're out there, thanks for the memories...

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Card Checklist


YEAR / SET

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1947-1966 Exhibits - 229

1951 Bowman - 306

1952 Bowman - 189

1953 Bowman B&W - 36

1953 Red Sox Team Issue - 24

1954 Bowman - 66b

1954 Bowman - 210

1954 Colonial Meat Products Piersall - 1

1954 Colonial Meat Products Piersall - 2

1954 Red Man - AL11

1955 Bowman - 16

1955 Red Man - AL21

1956 Topps - 143

1957 Topps - 75

1958 Red Sox Jays Publishing - 7

1958 Topps - 280

1959 Indians - 16

1959 Red Sox Jays Publishing - 7

1959 Topps - 355

1960 Indians Jays Publishing - 8

1960 Topps - 159

1960 Topps Venezuelan - 159

1961 Topps - 345

1961 Topps Stamps - 139

1961 Wilson Advisory Staff Cards - 5

1962 Bazooka - 36

1962 Salada-Junket Dessert Coins - 88a (Indians)

1962 Salada-Junket Dessert Coins - 88b (Senators)

1962 Senators Newberry Little Pro - 1

1962 Shirriff Coins - 88

1962 Topps - 51 (LL)

1962 Topps - 90

1962 Topps Baseball Bucks - 68

1962 Topps Stamps - 100

1962 Topps Venezuelan - 51 (LL)

1962 Topps Venezuelan - 90

1963 Baseball Magazine (M118) - 66

1963 Statistic Back Exhibits - 53

1963 Fleer - 29

1963 Topps - 443

1964 Topps - 586

1965 OPC - 172

1965 Topps - 172

1966 Topps - 565

1967 Topps - 584

1977 Spo - 10224

1978 Boston Red Sox of the 1950s - 45

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series - 188

1980 Marchant - 23

1981 RedSoxBG2S - 45

1987 CubCan - 25

1987 SpoRea - 14

1989 Pacific Legends II - 182

1989 Swell Baseball Greats - 83

1990 Pacific Legends - 44

1990 Swell Baseball Greats - 92

1991 Line Drive - 20

1991 Swell Baseball Greats - 72

1991 Topps Archives 1953 - 286

1991 Wiz Mets - 316

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery Series I - 49

1993 Keebler Texas Rangers - 294 (Coach)

1993 Ted Williams - 5

1993 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes - 105

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes - 13

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes - 13 (bronze foil)

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes - 61

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes - 61 (bronze foil)


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