Mystery Box Of 1970 Topps: Wicked Hahdcoah

Back in January I bought a box of 100+ 1970 Topps cards, and I’m going through them in “pack-sized” lots of 10-15 cards.

Among my friends at work are a woman from Boston and a guy from the Midwest who amuses the Boston woman by affecting the worst “Boston” accent known to man.  This is apropos of nothing, other than as a lead-in to the most recent “pack” of 1970 Topps, which was almost entirely Red Sox.  Let’s take a look…

Here’s the Spaceman’s rookie card.  I like the background on this card…  There’s nothing “Red Sockier” than having the Green Monster and Citgo sign in the background.   There’s also someone with a red hat and sleeves… Someone from the Indians? Maybe the Senators?
1970 Topps Bill Lee

Joe Lahoud is one of those guys I know from having his baseball cards, but I don’t remember seeing a card of his where he was on a team other than the Angels.  I’ve never been sure of how to say his name…  La-howd?  La-hewd?  La-ho-ood?  He’s apparently of Lebanese descent, if that helps anyone figure the pronunciation out.
1970 Topps Joe Lahoud

Gerry Moses was a journeyman catcher who got sold a lot in 1975. In January the Tigers sold him to the Mets, who later sold him to the Padres, who sold him to the White Sox, who released him… and that was the end of his Major League career.
1970 Topps Gerry Moses

Best Card:
1970 Topps Sparky Lyle

Sparky Lyle always looks odd to me in a Red Sox uni.  Sparky was one of the Yankees better players back when I was a dumb kid who naively liked BOTH New York teams.  Even after Reggie Jackson’s arrival in the Bronx had sounded the death knell of my Yankee fandom, I still kept a place in my collection for guys like Sparky.

Best Cartoon: Bobby Floyd (I didn’t picture the front because I already had this card, but I couldn’t not share the cartoon):
1970 Topps Bobby Floyd Cartoon

Another 4 cards added to my set, so I’ve got 438 with 282 to go (60.8%).