Sunday, February 15, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #26: 1972 BOOG POWELL

Let's follow up the Brooks Robinson "Missing" In-Action 1972 card with his former teammate, first baseman Boog Powell:


I found this cool in-action shot of Powell during the 1971 World Series, with Davey Johnson clearly in the background manning second (anyone know who the Pirates player is?), and thought it would make a great horizontal card format.
Powell was a couple of years removed from his M.V.P. season of 1970 by the time this card would have come out, but had some decent seasons left in the tank before retiring after the 1977 season.
The powerful slugger played on two World Champion teams (1966 and 1970), as well as two other pennant winners (1969 and 1971) while with Baltimore, before moving on to the Cleveland Indians for two years (1975 & 1976) before finishing up his career with 50 games for the Dodgers in 1977.
In only 6681 official at-bats in the Majors, Powell hit 339 homers and drove in 1187 runs. Not bad considering he played during the modern "dead-ball" era. 

4 comments:

  1. I've been waiting patiently for this one. Nice job. It truly looks like it came from the 1972 Topps set.

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  2. Pirates player looks like Jose Pagan. He played in two of the games in Baltimore, 1 & 7. He hat three at bats where he was put out at first all together, so it could be any of those plays although I'd bet it was his first at bat in the Series which was a bouncer back to the pitcher..

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    1. And with all that I forgot to say 'nice job on this card'. Always good to see a shot from Memorial Stadium.

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  3. I Agree with you Commishbob, #11 is Jose Pagan. Great Card Too!,,,,,,,

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