Here’s another great in-action card from the 1971 Topps set, Lee May:
Nothing fancy. Just a nice in game shot of the big man at first base holding a man close to the bag.
It’s a wonder why Topps screwed up their “In-Action” sub-set the
following year when they had so many good action cards in the 1971 set
(Munson, McDaniel, etc).
Nevertheless, a classic shot on a classic set right here.
Sadly for May, he was about to find himself in Houston as part of the
trade that brought Cincinnati their final piece of the “Big Red Machine”
puzzle, Joe Morgan.
While the Reds would go on to arguably be the team of the decade with
Morgan as their spark plug, May would play for the Astros and then the
Orioles, missing out on all that Reds glory.