What jumps out at me about this card? I love the large "TV number" on Hank Aguirre's right sleeve. A quick glance and you can see that his uniform number was 37. Without action photos to show the number on a player's back, you didn't see a lot of uni numbers in the 1965 Topps set. Also, that's one well-worn glove on Hank's hand. It looks like it's been kicking around since Ty Cobb's prime.
-The son of a Mexican immigrant, Hank was born in Azusa, CA. He pitched in nine games in 1951 for Duluth of the independent Northern League before his contract was sold to the Indians.
-After two more partial seasons with the Tribe, Hank was traded to Detroit before the 1958 campaign. The Tigers used him primarily as a reliever, and he contributed a solid 3.75 ERA and five saves in his first season with them.
-Stepping into the rotation in the middle of the 1962 season, Aguirre became an All-Star for the first (and only) time in his career. He went a personal-best 16-8, completed 11 games, and led the American League with a 2.21 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.
-After stumbling through a 3-9 effort and a demotion to the bullpen in 1966, Hank readjusted to life as a reliever with a 2.40 ERA in 1967.
-In parts of 16 seasons he won 75 games, lost 72, saved 33, and had a 3.24 ERA.