Sunday, May 6, 2012

1966 Topps Tommie Agee

  Tommie Agee made his major league debut in 1962. He also saw limited big league action in 1963, 1964 and 1965 all before earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1966. Agee was well represented on Topps cards. He appeared on a 1965 "Rookie Stars" card the year before his R.O.Y. season and appeared on 2 cards in 1974 despite playing his final game in 1973.  After the 1973 season he was dealt from the Cardinals to the Dodgers. Topps made a 1974 card of him in a Cardinals uniform as well as a Traded card depicting him as a Dodger. Agee was cut by the Dodgers during spring training that year.

Perhaps the most interesting card of Tommie Agee is his 1973 Topps card. In it he is airbrushed into an Astros uniform along with two of his New York Mets teammates. One of whom is Rusty Staub.  Staub was conspicuously missing from Topps cards in 1972 and 1973 despite coming off an All Star season in 1971.

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