Friday, May 15, 2015

MISSING 1970 ALL-STAR: FRANK HOWARD- OF

Here's the second "missing" all-star card from the 1970 Topps set: outfielder Frank Howard of the Washington Senators:


As I stated in the first post for this thread with Steve Carlton, though Topps had the Sporting News all-star selections for their all-star sub-set, I think it wasn't fair to leave out the players who actually started the game.
"Hondo" was one of the starting outfielders for the American League, and he was crushing the ball during this era.
He unleashed three straight years of 40+ home runs, topped 100 runs batted in each year and topped the American League in total bases in 1968 and 1969.
As a matter of fact, until Jay Buhner hit 40+ homers between 1995-1997, Howard was the last guy to do as much with consecutive 40-homer campaigns.
He'd retire after the 1973 season, but not before he finished with 382 home runs, 1119 RBI's, a Rookie of the Year Award in 1960, and four all-star nods.

2 comments:

  1. All that during the dead ball era of the late 60's too. Pretty amazing player during his prime.

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  2. Lovely card, Giovanni.

    You could make corrections to the 1961 Topps Sporting News All-Stars also, if you want. Missing starters from the A.L. include Minnie Minoso (OF), Ron Hansen (SS), Yogi Berra (C), Bill Monbouquette (RHP), Frank Malzone (3B), Pete Runnels (2B), Buddy Daley (LHP), and Al Lopez (MG). Missing N.L. starters include Vada Pinson (OF), Eddie Mathews (3B), Joe Adcock (1B), Mike McCormick (LHP), and Walt Alston (MG).

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