February 26, 2011

Show and Tell #85: If The Seattle Pilots Only Played For One Season, How Come They Have Two Years Worth Of Cards?

I've been working on my 1970 Seattle Pilots team set for quite some time and was excited when Scott from Crawford on Cards wrote me telling me that he had some Seattle Pilots cards he was willing to part with. He mentioned he also had some Pilots from the 1969 set and wondered if I was interested in those too.

I must admit I was a little confused in that the Pilots only played for one season, 1969, and then became the Milwaukee Brewers. I hadn't realized that in the 1969 set Topps included the players that had been selected in the expansion draft for the Pilots and labeled them that way even though they weren't actually Pilots during the 1968 season. Long story short, I grabbed up those cards too in the trade and a new needs list was born.

Thanks again Scott for the cards!

1970 Pilots

#224 Steve Barber

#289 Gene Brabender

#134 Danny Walton

#533 Buzz Stephens

#370 Tommy Harper

1969 Pilots

#451 Rich Rollins

#511 Diego Segui

#346 Wayne Comer

#17 Mike Marshall

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