Wednesday, May 19, 2010

#204 - 1966 Most Valuable Players

Card fact: Here is a look at Topps' 1966 set, one of the most simple-looking designs you will ever see. I wonder how long it took to come up with that?

What I thought about this card then: Did not see it.

What I think about this card now: It's not in the greatest shape and terribly crooked. This card is a little pricey in near-mint condition, so I've been happy to stay with this version.

Other stuff: I'm sure you notice that Frank Robinson is wearing a Reds uniform on his Orioles card. He was traded to the Orioles on Dec. 9, 1965, which wasn't enough time for Topps to get a photo of Robinson in an Orioles uniform.

Also, you can see that Topps called Clemente "Bob" on just about all of his cards. Clemente was often called "Bob" during his career.

Back facts: Nice, crooked back there. Each player had excellent seasons. Robinson certainly showed the Reds a thing or two about being "too old" by winning the Triple Crown.

Also, Topps called Clemente "Roberto" by the mid-70s, as you can see on the card back.

Other blog stuff:  Speaking of Roberto Clemente, on this date in 1971, Clemente hit the first inside the park home run in Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Legends of the game. No questioning their choices as MVP.