Ken Boyer

Ken Boyer

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1964 Topps round, metal, orange colored bottle cap #145 with a color photograph of All-Star Ken Boyer, National League third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals on the front and statistics on reverse.
Ken Boyer was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection. Boyer was a third baseman and outfielder for various teams throughout his career, including the Cardinals (1955-65), Mets (1966-67), White Sox (1967-68), and the Dodgers (1968-69). Boyer was an eleven-time National League All-Star player, playing in games in 1956, both games in 1959 through 1962, 1963, and 1964. Additionally, he won the Rawlings National League Gold Glove award between 1958 and 1961, and in 1963. In 1964, Boyer won the National League Most Valuable Player and Lou Gehrig awards, helped the Cardinals win World Series championship, and earned the most RBIs in the National League. After retiring from baseball, Boyer became a manager in the minor league system and in 1984, his uniform number was retired with the Cardinals.
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Object Name
cap, bottle
date made
St. Louis Cardinals
depicted (sitter)
Boyer, Ken
Topps Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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