Saturday, October 16, 2021

Topps All-Star Misses: 1958 AL Infield

 The Topps All Star American League infield was the same in 1958, 59 and 60. Moose Skowron was at first, Nellie Fox at second, Luis Aparicio at short and Frank Malzone at third.  Unfortunately, the only year when that was the actual MLB starting All Star infield was in 1958.  For that reason, I'm give Topps a pass here, even though the only 1957 MLB starter was Nellie Fox. He was also the lone Sporting News All Star selection for 1958. The remaining 1957 starting All Stars were Vic Wertz at first, George Kell at third and Harvey Kuenn at short.  So here are their 1958 All Star Cards That Never Were:

1 comment:

  1. I like em...a lot. I did not realize the consistency of Topps' picks in 58, 59 & 60. Interesting point. Hard to argue their picks for those years. I wish the players had been more consistent in picking the starters for the actual All Star games. Picking Bob Cerv over Ted Williams in 1958. At least Topps got that one right too.