Sunday, January 19, 2014

RANDOM QUICKIE: HAMMERIN' HANK'S APPEARANCE IN THE 1977 TOPPS SET

Just as I profiled the Dodgers 1970 Topps' team card earlier on this blog, showing a surprise appearance of Don Drysdale in a set that didn't have a dedicated card for him, we now take a closer look at Topps' 1977 Milwaukee Brewers team card (#51), which also has a nice little "surprise", Hank Aaron standing tall in the back row, fifth from the left side.
 
Hank Aaron and company in the 1977 set.
 
We also have future Hall of Famer Robin Yount, standing in the middle row, sixth from the right, as well as big time "thumpers" George Scott, standing just three to the right of Aaron, (bone-necklace visible even here), and Gorman Thomas, standing second from left in the same row (pre-mustache). 
I've mentioned it earlier but it's worth repeating here: I never realized so many of these all-time greats were on these team cards after they retired.
Rediscovering these cards, and seeing these Hall of Famers in them for the first time is really a treat after all these years.
I'll be profiling more of these in the next few months, so if you're into this type of stuff, stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Very, very cool. By the way, Thurman Munson appears on the 1980 Topps Yankees Team card.

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