Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MISSING 1970 ALL-STAR: CLEON JONES- OF

The next "missing all-star" from the 1970 Topps set (as explained earlier on this blog), is former New York Mets star outfielder Cleon Jones.
Check out my card first:


Jones started the all-star game and was having his best Major League season in 1969, on his way to a .340 batting average with 92 runs scored and 75 runs batted in, paired up with twelve homers and 16 stolen bases.
Those numbers got him a seventh-place finish in MVP voting, and a lot of love in NYC among Mets fans.
Jones would play twelve of his 13-years in the Major Leagues with the Mets, finishing up in 1976 with a scant twelve games playing for the Chicago White Sox.
He'd finish with a .281 career average, with 1196 hits in 4263 at-bats over 1213 games, and of course a World Championship with the 1969 "Miracle Mets".

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