The checklists are shown below. The name in bold is the one I considered to be the bigger star of the two. My picks are totally subjective, based on the memories of an eight year old boy in 1970.
|Jim Spencer||Angels||Jay Johnstone|
|Sal Bando||A's||Reggie Jackson|
|Jim Wynn||Astros||Denis Menke|
|Hank Aaron||Braves||Orlando Cepeda|
|Rich Allen||Cardinals||Bob Gibson|
|Glenn Beckert||Cubs||Ernie Banks|
|Claude Osteen||Dodgers||Bill Singer|
|Mack Jones||Expos||Rusty Staub|
|Juan Marichal||Giants||Willie Mays|
|Sam McDowell||Indians||Vada Pinson|
|Tom Seaver||Mets||Cleon Jones|
|Boog Powell||Orioles||Mike Cuellar|
|Nate Colbert||Padres||Al Ferrara|
|Tim McCarver||Phillies||Deron Johnson|
|Mike Hegan||Pilots||Tommy Harper|
|Willie Stargell||Pirates||Bob Moose|
|Carl Yastrzemski||Red Sox||Rico Petrocelli|
|Tony Perez||Reds||Pete Rose|
|Lou Piniella||Royals||Wally Bunker|
|Dick Bosman||Senators||Mike Epstein|
|Al Kaline||Tigers||Bill Freehan|
|Harmon Killebrew||Twins||Tony Oliva|
|Luis Aparicio||White Sox||Walt Williams|
|Mel Stottlemyre||Yankees||Bobby Murcer|
My list gives the advantage to the Scratch offs, 14-10. Agree?? Disagree?? Don't care??
There were some notable players, including a few Hall of Famers missing from both lists. Superstars like Johnny Bench, Ron Santo, Roberto Clemente, Rod Carew, Phil Niekro, Willie McCovey, Frank Robinson, Lou Brock, and Frank Howard were not on either list. Why?
Because they were on the 1970 Posters checklist; which also had 24 players, one per team. I just bought the Ron Santo poster, and when it comes, I'll throw the poster checklist up and we can see which of the three was the overall winner.