March 22, 2009

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps [Dayf Edition]

A little bit ago Dayf sent along some great 1971 Topps cards to add to the Continuing Saga...Here are some of my favorites...

Wearing your hat under your batting helmet went out of style somewhere between 1971 and today...the exact point has baffled scientists for years.

1971 47 Johnny Jeter

Without a doubt Dave Baldwin has the best hair in the 1971 set.

1971 48 Dave Baldwin

The Big Mitt is back!

1971 77 Mike Compton1971 88 Hal King

It's nice to find a catcher card that doesn't highlight the mitt but instead focuses on the chest guard.

1971 125 Ray Fosse

"I'm gonna get you sucka."

1971 182 Al Downing

Willie is the youngest of twenty one children born to his parents meaning that Willie's mother spend nearly 16 years being pregnant.

1971 120 Willie Horton

Besides Les Cain's All-Star Rookie award, the coolest thing about this card are Cain's Black Panther-esque batting gloves.

1971 101 Les Cain

Someone's got a case of the Mondays.

1971 135 Rick Monday

And the rest:

1971 13 Andy Messersmith1971 302 Phil Gagliano

1971 3 Dick McAuliffe1971 25 Clarence Gaston

1971 13 Whitesox Rookies1971 59 Gene Mauch

1971 58 Bill Lee 1971 63 RBI Leaders

1971 62 NL Batting Leaders 1971 111 Yankee Rookies

1971 74 Twins Rookie 1971 122 Eddie Watt

1971 106 Tom Dukes 1971 138 Phillies Rookies

1971 124 Don Gullett 1971 155 Ken Henderson

1971 154 Cesar Gutierrez 1971 171 Bobby Wine

1971 157 Bob Bailey 1971 177 Hal McRae

1971 175 Jim Hickman 1971 204 Brewers Rookies

1971 185 Julian Javier 1971 218 Tony Cloninger

1971 222 Bob Watson1971 269 Gail Hopkins

1971 274 Ron Slocum 1971 306 Jim Nash

1971 304 Ron Brand 1971 340 Rico Petrocelli

1971 324 Graig Nettles 1971 388 Al Oliver

1971 381 Fred Gladding 1971 407 Joe Rudi

1971 401 Tom Murphy 1971 440 Bert Campaneris

1971 408 Rafael Robles 1971 467 Al Santorini

1971 447 Cesar Geronimo 1971 475 Ron Perranoski

1971 468 Frank Fernandez 1971 500 Jim Perry

1971 485 Ken McMullen 1971 510 Ken Harrelson

1971 508 Roger Repoz 1971 590 Alex Johnson

2 comments:

night owl said...

WOW! You're going to catch me yet.

jont said...

Have just discovered this blog and love all the 1971 Topps and blurbs on 'em. Will read more when I have time, GREAT STUFF!