Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 LEN BOEHMER

Recently a good friend of mine asked why I create so few Yankee “missing” cards.
Didn’t realize that I did, but I also suspect there weren’t as many Yankee players omitted from Topps sets as other teams.
Anyway, I did manage to finally find a usable photo of former Yankee infielder Len Boehmer, who could have been included in the 1970 Topps set.
Take a look:


Boehmer’s career in the Big Leagues consisted of 50 games total, 45 of which were played out during the 1969 season, when he hit .176 with 19 hits over 108 at-bats.
He initially appeared in two games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1967, going 0-3, and then appeared in three games for the Yankees in 1971, going 0-5.
He DID actually get on a rookie card however, in the 1969 set along with Gerry Kenney in a late series, so he wasn’t totally left out of Topps’ world .

2 comments:

  1. It's Boom-Boom! He rented a house in my neighborhood back then and my friends and I worked up to courage to knock on his door one Saturday morning. He signed a ticket stub for me as I recall.

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  2. How about making a 1978 or 1979 Topps card of Damaso Garcia? He played for the Yankees before being traded to the Blue Jays.

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