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1962 Topps Del Crandall 443 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Crandall had been the Braves catcher for a decade when shoulder troubles limited his playing time in the 1961 season. A young kid named Joe Torre would come up and make his mark almost immediately. Still, upon his return in 1962, Crandall would once again be the Braves primary catcher. He responded with his eighth and final All Star season. He also received MVP votes for the seventh and final time in his career. He would slowly be phased out in favor of Torre before bouncing around as a backup catcher for a few years.

Del Crandall is one of the more under-appreciated Braves greats.