Sunday, March 8, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #29: 1972 JOE TORRE

Time for me to give reigning (at the time) National League Most Valuable Player Joe Torre a "missing" In-Action card from the 1972 set. Check it out:


As we all know by now, Torre was coming off of his monster 1971 season, where he led the N.L. in hits with 230, runs batted in with 137, batting with a .363 average, and total bases with 352.
But beyond that the man put together a very nice 18-year career as a player before putting in his Hall of Fame career as a Major League manager.
Five 100-R.B.I. seasons, six 20+ home run seasons, nine all-star nods, and a second-place finish in 1961 for Rookie of the Year, AND hailing from the same neighborhood in Brooklyn as yours truly!
"Hey Joe, you done good!"

3 comments:

  1. Another glaring omission by Topps. I'd love to know how they selected guys for the In Action set.

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