Wednesday, August 28, 2013

1967 Topps All Star Cards : American League Infield

1967 Topps George Scott All-Star

I posted this card earlier this month when George Scott passed away. I had been working on this set and had just finished this card when I heard the news. It was an unfortunate way to give a preview of what I was working on. 
Boomer was the only rookie in the starting line up in the 1966 All Star game. Yet despite this and his 27 homers and 90 RBIs, he was a distant 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting. This might be because he also led the league in both strikeouts and hitting into double plays.

1967 Topps Bobby Knoop All-Star

In 1966 3-time Gold Glove winner, Bobby Knoop made his only All Star appearance. He went 0 for 2 with a strikeout.

1967 Topps Dick McAuliffe All-Star

1966 was Dick McAuliffe's 2nd consecutive All Star start. He was also hitless.

1967 Topps Brooks Robinson All-Star

Brooks Robinson ended up being the All Star game MVP in 1966. It was the first time an MVP was chosen from the losing team. Robinson scored the sole run for the A.L.  He tripled then scored on a wild pitch.

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