“Action” Is His Middle Name

As I mentioned in a prior post, many of the photos from the 1972 Topps “In Action” cards were taken at Candlestick Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants for many years.

As it happens, a lot of those cards also happen to feature Dick Dietz, the Giants’ starting catcher at the time.  Mr. Dietz wore #2 in his time with the Giants, but you’ll figure that out soon enough…

OK, for starters here’s Dick Dietz on his own “In Action” card…

1972 Topps Dick Dietz

…and here he is on Ollie Brown’s card…

1972 Topps Ollie Brown

…and on Cito Gaston’s card….

1972 Topps Clarence Gaston

…and on Ron Santo’s card…

1972 Topps Ron Santo

This is just what I found from going through my own collection… I know he’s also on the Pete Rose In Action card, but I don’t have that one yet, so I have to borrow an image from the good people at COMC:
1972 Topps #560 - Pete Rose IA - Courtesy of COMC.com

I’ve even heard that Dick Dietz pops up in the “Action” video by Sweet… but I think that’s just a rumour.

…And that’s why everybody wants a piece of the action
Everybody needs a main attraction
I’ve got what everybody needs
Satisfaction guaranteed
But everybody needs a piece of the action!

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