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.
This latest “pack” had a mix of Red Sox and Yankees in it, and much to my delight I needed most of them.
Yo, check out dese bad boys:
I associate Gene Michael so thoroughly with the Yankees that I forget that he came up with the Pirates and also played with the Dodgers and Tigers. Gene Michael played 7 years in pinstripes and was also the Yankees GM and manager. Although this is his fourth card, it’s the first one to show him in the uniform of the team he’s listed with… the prior three showed him in a Pirates uniform, but listed him with the Dodgers and Yanks.
Pity poor Joe Verbanic…
…he appeared on a Topps card from 1967 to 1970, and yet Topps used only two hatless photos between the four cards. This photo is the same one used on the 1967 Rookie Stars card he shared with Bill Robinson. His 1968 and 1969 cards shared what is apparently the only other known photo of Joe Verbanic in existence.
When I started collecting, Lindy McDaniel was with the Royals, wrapping his career…
…but he was one of the best relievers of the 1960’s, and he had a long career spanning 21 seasons and 5 teams. He would’ve lead the NL in saves three times had it been an official statistic before 1969.
Best Cartoon – Steve Hamilton:
Eight cards added to my set! Freakin’ A! Now I have 446 with 274 to go (61.9%).