Sunday, March 6, 2022

Topps All-Star Misses: 1961 NL Outfield

 The 1961 Topps "Sporting News" All Star cards were pretty close to accurate as far as reflecting what the cards purported to represent.  Topps had Aaron, Mays and Frank Robinson.  Three solid choices and future first-ballot Hall of Famers, all. Two of the three were actually The Sporting News All Star selections for 1961 (Mays and Robinson).  Topps was also two for three when it came to starters in the the 1960 All Star Games.  Mays and Aaron started both games in 1960. That being said these two Pirates could have been in that set just as easily.  Bob Skinner started in left field in both 1960 ASGs.  Roberto Clemente was selected to The Sporting News All Star team in 1961.

1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, Frank Robinson should have been the starter in leftfield in the 1960 AS games. The Reds split Robinson's playing time between 1st base and left field which confused the issue. Not even sure how he was listed on the ballot. Thanks for the historically correct cards.