Friday, November 27, 2009

1967 Topps Poster Inserts

No cards today. Here's a link to a site by Dan Austin featuring the 1967 Topps posters that were wax-pack inserts.

(I have most of these somewhere, but can't locate them.)

There are 32 posters, with each team being represented at least once.

Red Sox - Carl Yastrzemski
Yankees - Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone
Orioles - Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell
Senators - Frank Howard
Indians - Sam McDowell, Leon Wagner
Tigers - Denny McLain, Al Kaline
White Sox - Tommie Agee
Twins - Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva
Athletics - Bert Campaneris
Angels - Bobby Knoop

Mets - Cleon Jones
Phillies - Johnny Callison
Pirates - "Bob" Clemente, Matty Alou
Cubs - Ron Santo
Cardinals - Orlando Cepeda
Braves - Hank Aaron, Joe Torre, Felipe Alou
Reds - Chico Cardenas
Astros - Joe Morgan
Giants - Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal
Dodgers - Don Drysdale, Ron Hunt

I'm not sure why Ron Hunt, Joe Pepitone, Felipe Alou, Bobby Knoop, and Chico Cardenas were selected for the posters.

It seems like Pete Rose or Tony Perez would have been more obvious choices for a Reds' poster.

And Bobby Knoop? What about Jim Fregosi or Don Mincher for the Angels?

And Joe Pepitone? A featured star at the expense of Bob Gibson and Ernie Banks?

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