Saturday, March 26, 2016

GIMMIE A DO-OVER: 1972 IN-ACTION WILLIE MAYS

I’ve been meaning to re-do the 1972 Willie Mays In-Action card by Topps for some time, not necessarily because the photo is so bad per se, but because that fielder’s leg ruins the shot for me. A bit picky, I know, but what the "Hey":


I found a nice action shot of Mays during the 1971 season, which was the last productive year of the all-time great’s monstrous career that would lead straight to the Hall of Fame.
3000+ hits, 660 homers, 2000+ runs and 1900+ runs batted in, throw in the 300+ stolen bases and a .300+ batting average and really, what more could you ask from a player!?
Just incredible. Wish I could have seen him play in person, in his prime...

1 comment:

  1. Compared to the original IN ACTION card, Mays looks better -- more youthful, more menacing -- swinging a bat and wearing a helmet on his head. Terrific job.

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