Thursday, July 19, 2012

1969 Topps Rusty Staub All Star

Montreal Expos CTNW Favorites #3

Rusty Staub was selected to his 3rd All Star team in 1969. He was the Montreal Expos' sole representative. He was also the only Expo selected in 1970 and 1971. In those 3 games as the sole Expo All Star, Staub would only see action once. In the 1970 All Star game he pinch hit for Tom Seaver. He popped out to short center and never took the field.

Staub spent only 4 seasons of his 23 year MLB career in an Expos uniform, but was well loved by the fans.  He was the first Expo to have his number retired. He would later be joined by Andre Dawson, Tim Raines and Gary Carter. Oddly both he and Dawson had the same number retired, 10. When the Expos became the Washington Nationals, the Expos retired numbers went back into circulation. The Montreal Canadiens honored the Expos by hoisting a banner of the retired Expos numbers at the Bell Centre.

1 comment:

  1. Iwould like to know if anybody made this 1969 Rusty Staub All-star into a card? I would like to purchase it. Thanks.