Friday, September 26, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #7: 1972 LOU BROCK

Topps really dropped the ball on this one: Lou Brock, one of the most exciting players in the game, and he doesn't get an "In Action" card in the 1972 set?
Allow me to remedy that here:


The man was running wild by the early 1970's, on his way to a then Major League record 938 stolen bases to go along nicely with 1610 runs scored, 3023 hits and 776 extra base hits.
1971 was typical for Brock, as he gathered 200 hits, led the National League in runs scored with 126 (a career high), batted over .300 (.313) and of course, led the Senior Circuit in stolen bases for the fifth time (on his way to eight stolen base crowns for his career).
His stellar career eventually got Brock elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
Nicknamed "The Franchise", I'm sure any team would love to build a roster around a player like Brock in any era.

4 comments:

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  2. Agreed! Although we both agree his '76 Topps card was pretty special, they missed the boat on this one......sweet card!

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  3. Oh... So, so nice! Keep the missing '72 IN ACTION cards coming!

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