11.05.2009

1970 Topps
Thurman Munson

So, it looks like someone went a little crazy with the transparent tape.

Those of you who have followd this blog in the past know that the 1971 Topps Munson card is my favorite card of all time. In my opinion, it's just a beautiful card.

And the funny thing about it is most think the 1971 card is Munson's rookie.

Well, it isn't. This is his rookie card.

Not nearly as attractive, but still a nice card.

What am I saying. This isn't a very nice card at all. Topps' 1970 set offered this boring gray background and forced the future Yankees captain to share his card with Dave McDonald.

Who?

That's what I said. So I looked him up ...

McDonald played a total of 33 major league games with the New York Yankees and Montreal Expos. He had nine hits in 62 at bats.

By the way, that's nine hits more than me.

1 comment:

cardboardicons said...

I've got a OPC version of this Munson card that has ink on the back, too bad. I own two of the Topps ones, too, none this bad though. Either way it's hard to go wrong with a rookie of a baseball icon who died too soon.