Friday, March 26, 2010

Fence Busters (#423)

How great is this card?

In 1967, Topps produced a multi-player card like this for 11 of the 20 teams (with the Indians and Orioles getting 2 each). Why were the other teams left out? Who knows! The following year, there would only be 3 such cards, and two of them would feature players from multiple teams.

Mays and McCovey were the backbone of the Giants' team during the 1960s, with both among the league leaders in home runs and RBI for many seasons.

I always liked this card. This now reminds me that when I was a kid, I also had the plastic model of Willie Mays making "the catch". (And I wasn't even a Giants fan!)

1 comment:

jonquil said...

When we grew up in the sixties, the two most famous plays in history were Ruth's "called shot" and "the catch". You didn't have to be a Giants' fan to appreciate the importance of the play.