July 21, 2010

Richie, Rich, or Dick

Call him Richie or Rich or Dick. Any way you say it he was one of the best home run hitters of the late '60s and early 70s. But he is perhaps best remembered as being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970 for Curt Flood. Curt decided to not report to the Phillies protesting the trade. His fight against the reserve clause would eventually reach the Supreme Court.

1966 Topps #80 Richie Allen


1970 Topps #40 Richie Allen


1976 Topps #455 Dick Allen

1 comment:

Casey said...

Best picture of Dick Allen: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zcCd36IlG-Y/SGWQUKGiiLI/AAAAAAAAAnM/Uoly4odhc70/s1600-h/Dick+Allen.jpg