Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1969 Topps

I think for any player collector the holy grail for the collection is the player's rookie card.  Nowadays that could be anyone of thousands of cards, but collecting players who had there rookie cards in the 60's and 70's that means usually only a handful and of course Topps was king.  Rollie also has a rookie card in the O-Pee-Chee set.  Like a lot of rookie cards from the 60's and 70's Rollie has to share his card with a couple other guys. Rollie is by far the attraction on the card, but lets see what's up with the other two guys.

Bob Floyd played with the Orioles and later with the Royals leaving MLB in 1974, Bob would go on to manage in the minors until 2006. Bob's claim to fame was that he ended up pitching four innings for the Lynn Sailors, allowing only one run even though he'd not played professionally for six years and had never been a pitcher.  

Larry Burchart has the distinction of only playing in the Majors his rookie year. He appeared in 29 games in 1969 and had 26 strike outs.  The Indians sent Larry down Triple A Wichita and after the 1971 season he retired from baseball. 

Rollie's looking pretty good next to these too guys.
Oh and I apologize for the tape in the scan. It's on the top loader not the card don't worry.

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