Thursday, August 8, 2013

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 RUSTY STAUB(s)

As we all know, Rusty Staub had contractual problems with Topps in the early '70's, and was excluded from the 1972 and 1973 baseball card sets.
The other day I posted my design for the "missing" 1973 Staub card, and today I present to you my designs for both a N.Y. Mets AND a Montreal Expos 1972 card.
The reason I post both is because depending on what series Staub would have been included in, he could have been a "Met" or an "Expo".
He was traded by Montreal to New York on April 5th of 1972, pretty late in the game for Topps as far as determining what team to put him on.
It's worth mentioning that this was a pretty decent trade for both teams, as Staub was sent to Flushing in exchange for Ken Singleton, Tim Foli and Mike Jorgensen. All players contributed admirably for their new teams in the next few years after the swap.
Anyway, here are the "missing" 1972 Staubs:

As an Expo. If Staub was in one of the early series.

As a Met. Just in case he was in a late series.


2 comments:

  1. You are guilty of recycling the photo used for Rusty Staub's 1971 Topps card. Could you please find another?

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    1. Huh, go figure...I'll have to re-do that one at some point...Thanks Joe!

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