Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1967 Topps George Scott All Star

George "Boomer" Scott - March 23, 1944 – July 28, 2013

The baseball world is poorer for the loss of George Scott.  Scott was an 8 time Gold Glove at first base for the Red Sox and Brewers. He was also elected to the All Star Team 3 times including his rookie season of 1966.

I was in the process of putting together the 1967 Topps All Star cards that never were when I heard the news and felt compelled to post this card ahead of the others. 

Boomer also has a place in the hearts of cardboard aficionados. Especially those who appreciate the 'art' of air-brushing. In 1977 Topps took a couple of attempts at turning his Brewers uniform (as seen in his 1977 Topps card below left) into a Red Sox uniform. Once for his 1977 O Pee Chee card :

And again for his 1977 Hostess Card:


  1. The Boomer is truly deserving of a tribute. Great site and I love what you're doing! Keep it up.

  2. I have the topps 1966 all star rookie card which I personally got autographed by George Scott when he was the manager of The Madd Dogg team in Lynn, Ma. He was the nicest guy!