Wednesday, July 8, 2009

196(9) At A Time - Page 20

This page has one of each; one Hall of Famer, one Hatless, one Airbrush, and one Cub.

#168 - World Series Game 7 The Cardinal's collapse is complete as the Tigers win game seven behind the pitching of Mickey Lolich, who wins his third game. Bob Gibson took the loss, as he was done in by a three run seventh inning, when all the damage happened after the first two Tigers had been retired.

#169 - Tigers Celebrate
I do not understand the concept of a World Series Celebration. How does this work??

#170 - Frank Howard
Big Frank was one of the most feared sluggers of this era. He was on the home run and RBI leader cards. He kept up the power in 1969, blasting 48 homers and knocking in 111 runs.

#171 - Glenn Beckert -
this Cub gets his own post tomorrow

#172 - Jerry Stephenson
A nice posed shot at Yankee Stadium. Stephenson was released by the Red Sox in mid-April and hooked up with the Pilots. He made only two appearances with Seattle in late June and early July. I'm wondering if he was injured.

#173 - White Sox Rookies
Both of these guy didn't do much in the big leagues.

#174 - Grant Jackson
Jackson was early in his 18 year career at this point. He was placed in the Phillies rotation in 1969 and went 14-18.

#175 - Jim Bunning
The Hall of Famer is hatless and wearing a Phillies uniform, though he spent all of 1968 with the Pirates.

#176 - Joe Azcue
What a difference a year makes. Jose was an All Star in 1968 and spent 1969 with three different teams.

Overall Set Totals (player cards only)
Hall of Famers - 11
Hatless - 41
Airbrush - 33
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 28

1 comment:

  1. The newspaper cards are probably my favorite subset series of all-time. I don't have a lot of '69 cards, except for Dodgers, but I have the complete World Series set. It looks good and they even did the headlines correctly (which a lot of people mess up when they're trying to do the newspaper look). Only one headline is a headline no-no (Game 6).