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Descripion of Great World Series Matchups

This set includes eight of pairs of the most evenly matched teams in World Series history. Ideal for tournament style play. The card set is stacked with hall of famers and stars from different eras. If they could play it all over again (and you can), who would win this time?

How would these 16 teams stack up against the other Great Teams of the Past?

1909 - Detroit Tigers beaten by Pittsburgh Pirates

Ty Cobb and the Tigers returned to the World Series for their third consecutive season. Cobb stole home in game 2, but could not find enough magic to hold off Honus Wagner, "Cap" Clake and the Pirates for an entire series. There were plenty of distractions. Cobb was wanted for the murder of a man in Cleveland . In order to go back and forth between Pittsburgh and Detroit for the series, he had to travel through Canada to avoid being arrested in Ohio.

1925 - Washington Senators beaten by Pittsburgh Pirates

The classic pitching versus hitting matchup. The Senators had hall of fame bats in Goose Goslin and Sam Rice, but Walter Johnson was the true star of the team. And while Johnson won two games in the series, he got little help from the rest of his staff against the mighty Pirate hitting, included hall of famers Pie traynor, "Scoops" Carey and Kiki Cuyler. The Pirates lowest starting batting average was .298!

1931 - Philadelphia A's beaten by St. Louis Cardinals

Revenge! The year before, the A's beat the Cards 4-2 in the World Series. And, it was the third trip to the series in four years for each team. Five hall of famers "Black Mike" Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, "Mechanical Man" Gehringer, "Bucketfoot Al" Simmons and Lefty Grove led the A's historic dynasty. Evenly matched, the Cardinals retaliated with hall of famers "Sunny Jim" Bottomley, "The Fordham Flash" Frisch, Chick Hafey and pitcher "Ol' Stubblebeard" Grimes.

1968 - St. Louis Cardinals beaten by Detroit Tigers

The pitcher's duel surprise. Bob Gibson had his best season ever, 22-9 with a 1.12 era and he faced Denny McLain who was 31-6 with a 1.96 era. Gibson won their first two meetings in the series, so McLain pitched in game 6 to avoid a game 7 showdown. It worked! McLain won game 6 and Mickey Lolich beat Gibson in game 7 to steal the series.

1975 - Boston Red Sox  beaten by Cincinnati Reds

The greatest World Series of all time! Two powerhouse teams slugged it out toe-to-toe for seven games. Bench, Perez, Morgan, Rose and company were very nearly dethroned by Fisk, Yastremski, Rice and brilliant rookie Fred Lynn.

1977 - Los Angeles Dodgers beaten by New York Yankees

Nearly every player in this series played in an all star game at one time or another. But in the end, Reggie "Mr. October" Jackson and his five homers were the deciding factor. Superb pitching from Guidry, Torrez and Sparky Lyle finished off the Dodgers threat.

1985 - St. Louis Cardinals beaten by Kansas City Royals

The fastest team in World Series history could not run away with the series. The Cardinal had five players with over 30 SB's and Coleman had 110. Ironically, the Royals stole seven bases in the series compared to the Cardinals two. The two 20 game winners, Bret Saberhagen and John Tutor faced off in what turned out to be a game 7 rout. George Brett was the series batting star with ten hits!

1986 - Boston Red Sox beaten by New York Mets

Faint chants of "Darryl" still faintly echo in Fenway park. It was a season of destiny for Carter, Hernandez, Strawberry and Gooden and the Mets. They could easily have lost it all had Bill Buckner not spoiled Clemens' great game 6 pitching performance by letting a slow ground ball get between his legs. Red Sox fans would love to replay this one!

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