Art Shamsky

Arthur Louis Shamsky
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: October 14, 1941 in St.Louis, MO
Signed: 1959 by the Cincinnati Redlegs
Acquired: traded from the Cincinnati Reds for
Bob Johnson, November 1967
Departed: traded to the St. Louis Cardinals with Jim Bibby,
Rich Folkers, and Charlie Hudson for Jim Beauchamp, Chuck Taylor, Harry Parker, and Chip Coulter, October 1971

 

Art put up a few outstanding numbers during his career in the big leagues; notably, he smashed 21 homers in only 234 at-bats for the Reds in 1966, and he batted .300 for the Miracle Mets in 1969 with good power. Since his retirement, he has been a popular promoter for events featuring the 1969 Mets, and is an enthusiastic signer. The postcard pictured below (from Ron Lewis' 1994 set) was autographed by Art. The card shown here at the top is from 1970 Topps. There are four more standard-sized cards below as well.

  

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

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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1965 Cin NL  64   96  13  25  4  3  2  10  41  1  0  29  10   0   0  0 .330 .427 .260
1966 Cin NL  96  234  41  54  5  0 21  47 122  0  2  45  32   0   3  2 .321 .521 .231
1967 Cin NL  76  147   6  29  3  1  3  13  43  0  1  34  15   1   0  1 .274 .293 .197
1968 *METS* 116  345  30  82 14  4 12  48 140  1  0  58  21   
7   4  4 .292 .406 .238
1969 *METS* 100  303  42  91  9  3 14  47 148  1  2  32  36   3   2  
5 .375 .488 .300
1970 *METS* 122  403  48 118 19  2 11  49 174  1  1  33  49   3   0  3 .371 .432 .293
1971 *METS*  68  135  13  25  6  2  5  18  50  1  1  18  21   1   0  0 .299 .370 .185
1972 2teams  23   23   1   2  0  0  0   1   2  0  0   5   4   0   0  0 .221 .087 .087
=====================================================================================
METS TOTALS 406 1186 133 316 48 11 42 162 512  4  4 141 127  14   6 12 .341 .432 .266
OTHER CLUBS 259  500  61 110 12  4 26  71 208  1  3 113  61   1   3  3 .304 .416 .220
=====================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 665 1686 194 426 60 15 68 233 720  5  7 254 188  15   9 15 .330 .427 .253

 

SPLIT SEASONS

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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1972 Chi NL  15   16   1   2  0  0  0   1   2  0  0   3   3   0   0  0 .263 .125 .125
1972 Oak AL   8    7   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   2   1   0   0  0 .125 .000 .000

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This is a list of the Art Shamsky 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.

1966 Topps

1967 Topps

1968 Topps

1971 Dell MLB Stamps

1972 Topps

1965 Topps #398 (Reds Rookie Stars)

1966 Topps #119

1967 Kahn's Weiners (trimmed with pinking scissors)
1967 Topps #96

1968 Topps #292

1994 Ron Lewis postcards, autographed

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 The News Portfolio of Stars by Stark
reprint
1969 Topps #221
1969 Topps #221 (autographed)
1969 Topps Stamps

1970 Topps #137

1971 Dell MLB Official Photostamps
1971 Topps #445

1972 Topps #353
1972 Topps #353
(autographed)

1978 TCMA The 1960's #0278

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #27

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #358

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #29 (autographed; 02767 of 25,000)
1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #29
(no serial number)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #11, #43, #54
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #11
(autographed)

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (blue deck, king of spades)

2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (nine of clubs)

2016 Topps Heritage 50th Anniversary Buybacks (1967 Topps #96)

 Other Art Shamsky memorabilia in my collection:

1971 Topps Coins #43

 

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