If Tim McCarver were asked for his opinion about this card, he might say, "You know, the thing about this Tim McCarver baseball card is that it's a baseball card featuring Tim McCarver. Now a baseball card is actually a card that has a baseball player on it. A baseball player is generally on a baseball card, and not the other way around. Bob Gibson used to be on baseball cards, and I am a good friend and former teammate of Bob Gibson."
-Born in Memphis, TN, Tim signed with the Cardinals fresh out of high school in 1959.
-Had a few more cups of coffee before returning to the big leagues to stay in 1963. Batted .289 with 51 RBI in that first season as the starting catcher.
-Led the National League with 13 triples in 1966, his first of two straight All-Star seasons.
-After 11 years in the St. Louis organization, Tim was traded to the Phillies for the 1970 season. He would spend parts of another nine seasons in Philly (1970-1972, 1975-1980), batting .272 and serving as Steve Carlton's personal catcher for much of that time.
-Also had stints in Montreal and Boston. Was resigned by the Phils late in 1980 so that he could play major league ball in four different decades; saw action in six games and retired for good with a .271 average, 97 home runs, and 645 RBI in a 21-season career.