The next player up on my "Missing in action- In Action" 1972 series is Hall of Fame slugger extraordinaire Frank Robinson.
Take a look:
Technically, by the time this card would have seen the light of day, Robinson was suiting up for the Loa Angeles Dodgers.
But since Topps had him as an Orioles player when his regular card came out, and then had him as a Dodger in the "Traded" sub-set in their late-series, I figured I'd keep it the way it most-likely would have been.
Just saw Robinson at Yankee Stadium recently as part of the whole "Derek Jeter Final Game" hoopla.
It's always amazing to see a legend right there in front of you, in the flesh, as you quickly scan your brain for all the images, stories, film clips you've absorbed through the years (or decades in this case).
The man was a monster at the playe: Two Most Valuable Player Awards (one in each league!), a Rookie of the Year, a Triple Crown in 1966, 586 lifetime homers and two World Championships, he was about as "lock" for the Hall of Fame as it gets...