Monday, August 26, 2013

1967 Topps All Star Cards : National League Infield

1967 Topps Willie McCovey All-Star

Willie McCovey  batted cleanup in the 1966 All Star game. The N.L. beat the A.L. 2-1 in 10 innings. Each team had only 6 hits. "Stretch" went 0 for 3 but drew an intentional walk in the 6th and was forced out at 2nd on grounder of Ron Santo's bat.

1967 Topps Jim Lefebvre All-Star

In his only All Star appearance, the 1965 Rookie of the Year, Jim Lefebvre started at 2nd base. He played the first 5 innings, and hit 2 pop ups to left field.

1967 Topps Chico Cardenas All-Star

Coming off his Gold Glove season in 1965, Leo Cardenas made a statement with his bat in 1966. He hit career highs in Homers (20) and RBIs (81) in 1966. Cardenas was a 5 time All Star but 1966 was his only start. He went 0 for 2 but turned a 3-6-3 double play with Willie McCovey.

1967 Topps Ron Santo All-Star

Ron Santo was a lifetime .333 hitter in 9 All Star games. In 1966 he was 1 for 4 but he made his one hit count. He drove in Willie Mays to put the N.L. on the board in the 4th inning.

1 comment:

  1. I'm lovin' these '67 all-star cards immensely. Can't wait to see the Clay Dalrymple card! :D