Saturday, March 12, 2011

1968 Topps, O Tweed!

Vic LaRose started just one game in his career. September 14, 1968 vs. Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. Hall of Fame manager Lou Durocher filled out the line up card and had Vic batting 8th and playing shortstop. He fielded the ball cleanly three times. At bat, he was hit by a pitch, stuck out & grounded out.

But the real story is that he shared the field with two hall of fame players, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks.

About the Card

1968 Topps is a relatively boring design. The late 60s was a volatile time in our country yet Topps decided to stick with the tried and true. I was never sure what the tweed background was supposed to represent. 

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