Sunday, March 2, 2014

1965 & 1966 Topps Chris Short

This is the final installment of my versions of the Chris Short cards that never were. If you read the last few posts you know that like Maury Wills, Short was missing from Topps sets during the same time period for possibly similar reasons. Unlike Wills, the missing Chris Short cards are not as well documented. 

Chris Short led the Phillies in starts and innings pitched in 1965. He still managed to make 7 relief appearances earning 2 saves. The left-out lefty had a career high 237 strikeouts and went 18-11.

In 1966 Short won a career high 20 games which was enough for at least one sports writer to throw him an MVP vote. 


  1. Nice job on all the Chris Short cards!

  2. Glenn J. SchubertMarch 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    I love ALL your cards. You really need to do cards in the 1966 Topps Set of the 1965 World Series (unless you already have and I just can't see them).

    1. And, as Phungo and I have said on our blogs, among others missing a 1966 card were Joe Adcock, Dick Hall, Lenny Green, and Bob Lillis.

    2. Lenny Green had a 1966 Topps card. Numbered in the 500's

  3. Lenny Green is card number 502 in the 1966 Topps set. Click on this link for image.