Here's a nice "missing" In Action 1972 card for Brooks Robinson, the "Human Vacuum Cleaner":
Great shot of the Orange Baltimore jersey of the era!
Robinson was a vacuum cleaner indeed, on his way to 16 Gold Gloves for his work at third base.
By this point he was a year removed from the show he put on in the 1970 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, helping the Birds win the championship after a heartbreaking loss to the New York Mets in 1969.
By the time he hung up the cleats in 1977 he racked up an M.V.P. Award, the Gold Glove hardware, two championships, FIFTEEN all-star nods, and the heart of Baltimore fans.
As far as his stats go, they were pretty spectacular, especially when you consider he played the bulk of his career during an offensive "dead" era: 1232 runs scored, 2848 hits, 482 doubles, 268 home runs, 1357 runs batted in with a .267 batting average.
23 Major League seasons, all with the same team. Awesome…