Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2015 Billy Williams Ironic Rarities

Topps was good enough to include Billy Williams in an Update insert set called Rarities. Billy's rarity was hitting for a natural cycle, which he did on July 17, 1966.  In game 2 of a doubleheader in St. Louis, he singled in the first inning, doubled in the third, picked up a triple in the fifth, and went yard in the seventh.  This article from the next day's Tribune plays up the feat.

And the irony?

It's not what Billy did.

It's what Topps did.

Remember, the card is in a set called Rarities


The picture on the card is not a rarity.

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