Saturday, June 13, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #39: 1972 GEORGE SCOTT

Here's a bad-ass "missing" In-Action card of former slugger George Scott, aka "Boomer". Check it out:


Scott was playing his first season for Milwaukee in 1972 after six solid years in Bean-town for the Red Sox.
He was in the prime of his career at this point, on his way to a couple of 100-RBI seasons along with a home run title (shared with Reggie Jackson in 1975) and a couple of .300+ batting average campaigns.
He was no slouch on the defensive side of things either, winning eight Gold Gloves at first base during his productive 14-year career playing for the Red Sox, Brewers, Royals and Yankees between 1966 and 1979.
By the time he retired after the 1979 season, he totaled 1992 hits, 957 runs scored, 271 homers and 1051 runs batted in along with a .268 batting average.
Keep an eye out for a nice "Boomer" nickname card on this blog in the near future!

4 comments:

  1. This is an interesting creation. Not one player from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1972 Topps set has an IN ACTION card. Not only that, but the uniform depicted here is first seen on Topps cards in the 1973 set.

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  2. I always loved his helmet and big chain. Nice card too btw.

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  3. Other than the Milwaukee Brewers, five other teams received no IN ACTION cards in the 1972 Topps set. They are as follows: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers.

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