The good news...no hats are airbrushed!
The bad news...its hard to airbrush hats when five players aren't wearing one!
#365 - Jim Fregosi Another of several Angels pictured with a batting helmet. An original Angel, Fregosi had his last big season in 1969. He made the All Star team for the 6th time in 7 seasons. He hit 22 home runs and knocked in 82 runs.
#366 - Bo Belinski Bo pitched for the Astros in 1967 (you can see the top of the UST on his jersey) but spent all of 1968 in the minor leagues. He was trying to regain the form that saw him toss a no-hitter for the Angels in 1962. The Cardinals got him from the Astros in December, 1968 and then sold him to the Angels in April 1969. He never pitched for the Angels, and they sold him to the Pirates in July. He was 0-3 with a 4.58 ERA and then traded to the Reds after the season. Than means in 14 months he was with the Astros, Cardinals, Angels, Pirates, and Reds!
#367 - Lou Johnson This picture is a contender in the Ugliest Card of the Set competition. Lou came to the Indians from the Cubs in exchange for WIllie Smith during the 1968 season. He was sent to the Angels just before the season began and hit .203 in 67 games. That was his final year in the major leagues.
#368 - Vic Roznovsky His MLB debut was with the Cubs in 1964 and he spent parts of two seasons in Chicago. He is another player who spent all of 1968 in the minor leagues. He was traded by the Birds to the Phillies in April, 1969. He played in 13 games and then his career was done.
#369 - Bob Skinner He looks pretty old in this card, but he was only 36 when he took over as the Phillies skipper in 1968. They were 48-59 with him at the helm. In 1969 the team was going backwards and Skinner was fired after 105 games.
#370 - Juan Marichal This is a great looking card of the Hall of Famer. He looks so nice and mild mannered, not like a guy who would swing a bat at an opposing team's catcher. In 1969 he was an All Star for the eighth consecutive season. He led the league with a 2.10 ERA and was 21-11.
#371 - Sal Bando In 1968 he established himself as the A's third baseman, playing in all 162 games. He did the same thing in 1969, playing in every game and he made the AL All Star team for the first time.
#372 - Adolfo Philips This Cub gets his own post tomorrow
#373 - Fred Lasher Lasher is wearing a pinstriped uniform, which has to be from his time with the Twins, back in 1963. He was the Tigers top reliever in 1968. He made 32 relief appearances in 1969 and was 2-1.
Overall Set Totals (player cards only)
Hall of Famers - 23
Hatless - 87
Airbrush - 80
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 54