Phil Niekro 2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Crystal # 86

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This card is part of the 2013 Panini Cooperstown 100 card Green Cystal parallel set.  Each card features a green prismed surface and was inserted randomly into packs of 2013 Panini Cooperstown Baseball. 

  • From the 2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Cystal 100 Card parrallel set
  • Randomly inserted into packs of 2013 Paninin Cooperstown Baseball
Player Biography
It takes a special weapon to pitch nearly a quarter of a century in the majors, and Phil Niekro’s was the knuckleball. The pitch helped “Knucksie” record 318 wins, 3,342 strikeouts and a 3.35 ERA during a 24-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves. Niekro’s famed pitch bewildered batters: Rick Monday once said, “(The knuckleball) actually giggles at you as it goes by,” while Bobby Murcer recalled that “trying to hit him is like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks.” Bob Uecker joked that catching Niekro was rewarding, “I got to meet a lot of important people – they all sit behind home plate.”

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This card is part of the 2013 Panini Cooperstown 100 card Green Cystal parallel set.  Each card features a green prismed surface and was inserted randomly into packs of 2013 Panini Cooperstown Baseball. 

  • From the 2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Cystal 100 Card parrallel set
  • Randomly inserted into packs of 2013 Paninin Cooperstown Baseball
Player Biography
It takes a special weapon to pitch nearly a quarter of a century in the majors, and Phil Niekro’s was the knuckleball. The pitch helped “Knucksie” record 318 wins, 3,342 strikeouts and a 3.35 ERA during a 24-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves. Niekro’s famed pitch bewildered batters: Rick Monday once said, “(The knuckleball) actually giggles at you as it goes by,” while Bobby Murcer recalled that “trying to hit him is like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks.” Bob Uecker joked that catching Niekro was rewarding, “I got to meet a lot of important people – they all sit behind home plate.”

Men's Jerseys

JERSEY SIZE 40 44 48 52 56 60
Size Equivalent S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"
Waist 28 - 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54"
Hip 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"