Monday, January 30, 2012

1975 Topps 1961 Rookies of the Year

In 1961 the Rookie of the Year awards went to a pitcher for a 6th place team and an outfielder for a 7th place team. This was the first time both Rookies of the Year played for losing teams.

Don Schwall led the pitching staff on the Red Sox with 15 wins. That would end up being his career high. He was traded to the Pirates in 1962 and eventually to the Braves where he was released in 1967.

Billy Williams would go on to have a Hall of Fame career. He was a 6 time All Star and was runner-up in MVP voting twice. Both times losing out to Johnny Bench. He ended his career as a DH for the Oakland A's in 1976.


  1. I love the '61 set. I'm dying to know how you changed the picture window template from the frosted white inner background to the transparent black it is now? In the html I saw a color 111111 and assumed that was it but it wasn't. My blog simply is garish until I can fix it.

  2. Nice work on this one - I always wondered why Topps did not celebrate the ROY and CY in this set like they did the MVP.

    Thanks for putting this one together!!