November 9, 2008

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

Four more for the collection from fellow '71 maniac Night Owl:

This Fregosi card is a beauty...I often wonder if anyone in the stands in the background of these great action shots ever knew they were on a baseball card...

My question is, who the heck is Alex Johnson? Well, here's some info...Johnson won the 1970 batting title hitting .329 and was eighth in the MVP voting. Over his 13 seasons in the league he played with eleven different teams. While the '70 season was his best overall season, Johnson did have over 160 hits four times.

Alex Johnson's on this card somewhere too:

The 4th Checklist! Again, I continue to be amazed by these untouched checklists and their ability to survive through the years.

Set Stats:

Complete Set: 752 cards
Thus far I have 108/752 = 14.36% complete

My needs list can be found here.

6 comments:

Dinged Corners said...

Can a baseball card be ineffable? If so, then that Fregosi is.

Billy Suter said...

Isn't that Fregosi's last card as an Angel?

night owl said...

No, Fregosi was an Angel in the '72 set, too. I have that card. He's a Met in the '73 set (a card that I also have. Really, I am not a Fregosi collector. It just seems that way)

Matt F. said...

Thanks for the info, Night Owl.

KryptonSlim said...

While I love and respect the clean checklists, there is a small space in my heart for those checklists that actaully have a few cards checked off. You have to wonder who made those marksa. Chances are it was some dealer , but some wide-eyed young kid just trying to keep track of the few cards he had. A TRUE FAN. That is why I LOVE MARKED checklists. Just thought I'd toss that in.

Matt F. said...

You are right KryptonSlim there are two sides to this issue...

Here's a post for you:

http://heartbreakingcards.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-checklist-is-for-kryptonslim.html