Earlier this year, I started participating in some group breaks. I’ve been fortunate enough to acquire many excellent cards, but none better than this. Before Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz, and after Spahn, there was Phil Niekro. Because so many fans and analysts focus on wins, it seems that Niekro is somewhat underrated outside of Atlanta. Folks, this guy pitched on some really, really awful baseball teams. A pitcher that goes 19-18 with a 2.88 era could have easily won 30 games in a year. He could have easily won 350 games on a better team.