Friday, August 15, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #1: 1972 CESAR CEDENO

Here's a new thread I'm starting, thanks to idea of reader "baseballbrent" (Thanks Brent!!).
I'll slowly be filling out the 1972 "In Action" cards that really should have been.
It was always so freakin strange to see "In Action" cards of relative "unknowns " line Bob Barton, etc), yet have stars and SUPER stars without one.
So today, for the first post on this new series, I present (at the time) budding superstar Cesar Cedeno of the Houston Astros, sliding into home plate during a game back then.
Check it out:


Really fun in-game shot of him here. Look at the umpire right in the play. Awesome picture…
Cedeno really was an incredible talent back in the early to mid-1970's.
His combination of power and speed, as well as hitting for average was a sight to behold.
If he were playing for a big-media organization, he would have been a household-name I believe.
Nevertheless he did finish with a wonderful, impressive career, topping 2000 hits, 500 stolen bases, just under (199) home runs, and five Gold Gloves.

6 comments:

  1. Great card, great photo selection. Is that Juan Marichal (27) on the left edge of the photo?

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  2. Love the card. And the old Astros uni

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  3. Were there any horizontal In Action cards? Can't remember. Looks so sharp.

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    1. Hey Tony! Indeed there was! I got this template from the Luis Aparicio card actually.

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