Monday, June 14, 2021

Topps All-Star Misses: 1962 AL Outfield

 The 1962 Topps All Star in the American League outfield reflected the actual MLB starting outfielders from the second ASG in 1961.  Kaline, Mantle and Colavito.  Kaline and Mantle were also named to the 1962 Sporting News All Star roster.  But there are two others that merit inclusion.  Roger Maris started in right field for the first All Star Game of 1961.  And Leon Wagner was also named to the 1962 Sporting News All Star roster.


 My latest project is making All Star Cards That Never Year for the years 1958-62 and 1968-70.  During those years Topps decision making on these cards was haphazard and a mystery to everybody but Topps. They were NOT based on the current season's "Sporting News All Stars" nor the previous season's ASG starters.  So I've made additional cards based on this criteria.   

What started as an idea for a small project, ballooned to over 150 cards so I'll be posting these in small doses.  I'll be breaking it down by year, league (NL or AL), and positions (battery, infield and outfield).

1 comment:

  1. These are my favorites so far. Never understood why Maris was not included on the 1962 Topps Sporting News team.