Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Merry Christmas from the Mavericks!
From our collection, and pictured above, are former Minnesota State tight end/receiver Tywan Mitchell, former MSU righthanded pitcher Gary Mielke, former MSU infielder Jerry Terrell, former MSU multi-sport star Bob Will, and former Maverick men's hockey forward David Backes.
Mitchell, who played football for the Mavericks from 1995-98, played in the National Football League with the Ravens, Cardinals and Lions and was inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame this year. Tywan's card is available here for $2.95*
Mielke, who was the North Central Conference Pitcher of the Year for the Mavericks in 1985, spent four years in Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers from 1987-90. He was inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame in 1999. An assortment of Gary's cards are available here, ranging from .25 to $3.83.*
Jerry Terrell, a native of nearby Waseca, Minn., was an infielder at the school from 1965-68 before turning pro and enjoying an eight-year MLB career with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. He was inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame in 1981. One of Jerry's cards is available here for $2.95.*
Bob Will, who played baseball, football and basketball at Mankato State College from 1952-58, toiled in the outfield for the National League's Chicago Cubs from 1957-1963. He was inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame in 1966. A cool-looking Bob Will Topps card from 1959 is available here for $5.00*
Named captain of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2011 and a member of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team in Vancouver in 2010, David Backes was a member of the MSU men's hockey team from 2003-06. There are probably a 1,000 cards for sale on the internet for David Backes. Here's one you can buy right now for $1.25*
Here's hoping you and yours enjoy a terrific Holiday Season!
*does not include shipping