2019 Clutch Series 3 Insert Preview – Generations 1950s

Yogi Berra (New York, 1950)

10 World Series rings… but only 1 icon to show for it. We didn’t choose one of his 3 MVP seasons for this card, but it was still one of the best offensive seasons of his career. Trade the icons for an onbase 13 righty +1, 3 out chart, and singling on an 8. His defensive is rock solid with a +8, so he’s a rare double threat behind the plate.

Ralph Kiner (Pittsburgh, 1951)

How much do you care about defense? Mr. Home Run is a legendary right-handed power bat, that packs a punch with 3 icons. You can eat the defense at 1b, or just DH him. Force your opponent to take a lefty out of the game, because no one in their right mind would face Kiner with one.

 

Richie Ashburn (Philadelphia, 1958)

Burn the base paths with Ashburn, a perfect fit for a leadoff spot… if you can afford him. You will pay for the on base 15, speed A, SB icon, and 3 out chart, but can you live with the high walks? He doesn’t single until 10, which might make you debate that 620 price tag.

Eddie Matthews (Atlanta, 1959)

Eddie Mathews is the left-handed Arrenado, without the defense. Although he’s a slightly better hitter, with a higher on base. It’s hard to believe Mathews never won an MVP award, but he came close this season finishing behind Erie Banks. I don’t think it’s ever a bad season when you finish ahead of Hank Aaron and Willie Mays in the MVP voting.

Sean Norberg

Co-Creator of Clutch Baseball. Grew up on Long Island, NY. Life-long Yankee fan, teacher, and coach.
Created his own cards as a kid using index cards and aluminum foil for holographic cards.