J. C. Martin

Joseph Clifton Martin
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: December 13, 1936 in Axton, VA
Signed: 1956 by the Chicago White Sox
Acquired: sent from the White Sox to complete an earlier deal, November 1967; the White Sox had traded Bill Southworth and a player to be named later (Martin) for
Ken Boyer and a player to be named later (Sandy Alomar)
Departed: traded to the Chicago Cubs for Randy Bobb, March 1970

 

This 1970 Topps card pictures what was perhaps the most famous moment in J.C.'s career, from game four of the 1969 World Series. He also had a long tenure in the big leagues as a backup catcher for both Chicago teams as well as the Mets. There are two more vintage Topps items pictured below the stats box.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1959 Chi AL   3    4   0   1  0  0  0   1   1  0  0   1   0   0   0  0 .250 .250 .250
1960 Chi AL   7   20   0   2  1  0  0   2   3  0  0   6   0   0   0  0 .100 .150 .100
1961 Chi AL 110  274  26  63  8  3  5  32  92  1  2  31  21   2   3  0 .290 .336 .230
1962 Chi AL  18   26   0   2  0  0  0   2   2  0  0   3   0   0   0  0 .077 .077 .077
1963 Chi AL 105  259  25  53 11  1  5  28  81  0  0  35  26   1   2  2 .278 .313 .205
1964 Chi AL 122  294  23  58 10  1  4  22  82  0  0  30  16   2   3  3 .241 .279 .197
1965 Chi AL 119  230  21  60 12  0  2  21  78  2  1  29  24   2   3  2 .333 .339 .261
1966 Chi AL  67  157  13  40  5  3  2  20  57  0  0  24  14   1   1  2 .316 .363 .255
1967 Chi AL 101  252  22  59 12  1  4  22  85  4  4  41  30   1   2  1 .317 .337 .234
1968 *METS*  78  244  20  55  9  2  3  31  77  0  0  31  21   5   3  2 .298 .316 .225
1969 *METS*  66  177  12  37  5  1  4  21  56  0  0  32  12   0   1  2 .257 .316 .209
1970 Chi NL  40   77  11  12  1  0  1   4  16  0  0  11  20   1   1  1 .333 .208 .156
1971 Chi NL  47  125  13  33  5  0  2  17  44  1  1  16  12   2   2  1 .336 .352 .264
1972 Chi NL  25   50   3  12  3  0  0   7  15  1  0   9   5   0   1  1 .304 .300 .240
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METS TOTALS 144  421  32  92 14  3  7  52 133  0  0  63  33   5   4  4 .281 .316 .219
OTHER CLUBS 764 1768 157 395 68  9 25 178 556  9  8 236 168  12  18 13 .293 .314 .223
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CAREER TOTS 908 2189 189 487 82 12 32 230 689  9  8 299 201  17  22 17 .291 .315 .222

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This is a list of the J. C. Martin cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1962 Topps Stamps

1970 Topps

1960 Topps #346 (actually Gary Peters)
1960 Topps #407 (should be Gary Peters)

1961 Topps #124 (Rookie)

1962 Jay Publishing Chicago White Sox
1962 Topps #91
(All-Star Rookie)
1962 Topps Stamps

1963 Topps #499

1964 Topps #148

1965 Topps #382

1966 Topps #47

1968 Topps #211

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 Topps #112

1970 Topps #308 (World Series)
1970 Topps #488

1971 Topps #704

1972 Topps #639

1973 Topps #552

1974 Topps #354 (Cubs Field Leaders)

1981 TCMA The 1960's #419

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #22

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #250

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #23 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #19

2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York Bat Card #LMB-JM (game-used bat)

Other J. C. Martin memorabilia in my collection:

autographed 3 x 5 index card

jcma

autographed index card

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