Thursday, January 29, 2015

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #85: BASEBALL CARDS




Here's something I should have done a while ago with the weekly quiz: base it on baseball cards from the decade!
Take a stab and see how many you can get.
Answers will be posted tomorrow.

  1. What American League shortstop was supposed to be shown as an "all-star" in the 1979 Topps set, but wasn't?
  2. What American league outfielder was supposed to be shown as an "all-star" in the 1978 set, but for some reason wasn't?
  3. In 1976, Topps had two players shown as "N.L. All-Star" for third base. Who were they?
  4. In the 1975 set, there's an American League outfielder missing in the "all-star" line-up of cards. Who was it?
  5. Can you name the FIVE Cincinnati Reds who were "all-stars" in the 1977 set?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Freddie Patek, Royals.

2. Richie Zisk.

3. Pete Rose and Ron Cey.

4. Reggie Jackson, A's.

5. Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, George Foster and Dave Concepcion.

6 comments:

  1. 1) Freddie Patek, 2) Richie Zisk, 3) Pete Rose and Ron Cey, 4) Reggie Jackson, and 5) There are only THREE '75 Topps All-Star cards of Cincinnati Reds players: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, and Joe Morgan.

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    1. Joe! It states "1977". There were five. You already named three of them... ;)

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    2. The other two. Foster, Conception

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  2. Whoops! Ha ha. Oh, well... Mark picked up where I left off, though, OK?

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  3. I'm amazed that Topps screwed up an all-star designation three times in 5 years--and even more amazed that you seem to be the only person who has reported on it! I read Baseball Hobby News cover to cover (and over and over) for years and don't remember this ever coming up. The only discussion of it I found via Google is a post on this blog (where you show what the cards should have looked like). Wow.

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