In honor of his life and career, I am showing off my 5 favorite cards of him that I have.
|1972 Topps #67 Red Schoendienst|
To be honest, it was a toss-up between this card and his 1973 issue, but I went with this one since it didn't include the caching staff. He's smiling more in this one too.
|1971 Topps #239 Red Schoendienst|
I'm pretty sure this is the first card of his I ever got. The stadium in the background really makes card stand out.
|1990 Topps Traded #113T Red Schoendienst|
Red was named the Cardinals' interim manager in 1990, making him one of a handful of Hall of Famers to manage a team after they were elected. I like how the border complements his red jersey.
|1988 Topps #351 Cardinals Leaders|
At the time a Special Assistant Coach for the Cardinals, what makes this card great is the smiles he and Tony Pena are sharing. There is a true sense of camaraderie here.
|2012 Panini Golden Age #66 Red Schoendienst|
The only card I have of him showing him from his playing days, Panini did a good job with this simple but classic looking set.
R.I.P., Mr. Schoendienst...
Just picked up $4 at a card show yesterday!ReplyDelete
I meant #4Delete
Oh man. I somehow missed the news of his passing. Sad way to kick off my day. 95 years is a long life. The majority of that time he spent contributing to the game we all love. Rest in peace Mr. Schoendienst.ReplyDelete
P.S. Cool collection of cards. I think my personal favorite would be his 1960 Topps card. Although I hope to one day own his 1956 card.