Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1968 Topps Luke Appling

After his Hall of Fame playing career ended, Luke Appling coached in minor and major league organizations of the White Sox, Orioles, Tigers, Indians, Braves and Athletics.  His only chance as a big league manager came in late 1967 after the A's parted ways with Alvin Dark. Appling managed the team to just 10 wins in their last 40 games. By the start of 1968 the A's were in Oakland and Bob Kennedy was their new manager.


  1. Nice card! I'm enjoying your 1967 and 1968 creations immensely.

    I often thought if I ever developed the skill that you and others have, I was going to make my own 1967 update set to include these omitted players:

    Lenny Green, Tony Horton, Jay Ritchie, Bob Lillis, Dick Bertell, Al Spangler, Roy White, Stan Williams, Jerry McNertney, Ron Brand, Julio Gotay, Sandy Valdespino, Jim Roland, Diego Segui, John Boozer, Billy Cowan, Dallas Green, Cal Ermer, Gary Nolan & Don Wilson (NL Rookies?), John Donaldson & Vern Fuller (AL Rookies?).

    And also for 1968:

    Tony Horton, Lenny Green, Dick Radatz, Doug Clemens, Del Unser rookie, Bobby Cox rookie. (White Sox Cards has already solved the Reggie Jackson and Bobby Bonds oversights.)