Friday, September 21, 2012

1964 Topps Lou Brock

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The one that got away.

If the Cubs had not traded Lou Brock in 1964 would they have won it all in 1969? In 1969 Brock hit .298, scored 97 runs and stole 53 bases. The Cubs other 2 outfielders, not named Billy Williams, both hit under .240, and combined for 74 runs scored. The entire Cubs team stole a mere 30 bases. 


  1. I don't think they would have won the World Series. They finished 13 games behind the Mets, who were a team for the ages.

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  2. Something doesn't look right about this card. I can't figure it out.

    I find it interesting the Brock trade is always pointed to when revisiting Cubs failures. Why doesn't anyone talk about the fleecing the Cubs did to the Phillies, twice! Fergie Jenkins and Ryne Sandberg were Phillie prospects, before the Cubs acquired them.

  3. What doesn't look right is the action shot. These were never used back in 1964. I'm hoping that when Topps issues the 2013 Heritage we will see a few.

    The 1969 Cubs are without a doubt the most celebrated team to finish 2nd place in their division. I posted that comment not only to point out their outfield deficiencies, but to invite other opinions. Both from Cub fans and non-Cub fans.