But it was another Smith who hit that homer, Willie Smith.
Charlie Smith did get a card in the 1969 Topps set, but he didn't hit any homers for the Cubs. He didn't have any triples or double either. He didn't even have a single, a walk, or anything else. All he had was two pinch hit at-bats in April and two outs.
The at bats were the last ones in his ten year big league career. He was released at the end of April and went to AAA Tacoma for a little while. But his bad knees continued to keep him from being effective, and after 27 games in the minors, he quit for good.
I haven't been able to come up with a good reason for his inclusion in the '69 set. Two April at bats just doesn't seem like enough to warrant a card. Topps thinks differently than I do.