Today I wanted to start a somewhat short sub-set theme for the 1970 set, a “Decade’s League Leader” celebrating the high mark in each big-time stat during the decade of the 1960’s.
Just like in the multi-league league leader cards of later in the 1970’s
Topps created, this one will have the American and National League
player who achieved the best figure in that particular category, such as
today’s statistic, home runs:
Of course we all know that Roger Maris hit those 61 home runs in 1961 to have the highest seasonal total of the decade.
Over in the National League we have the great Willie Mays who slammed 52
homers during his MVP 1965 season to top the league for the 1960’s.
If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m really big on the whole
“end-of-decade” thing and love looking back and recapping the previous
ten years, such as “Player of the Decade”, etc.
I’ll just be covering the big triple crown stats for both pitching and
hitting, as well as saves and stolen bases, maybe even runs scored, so
if you’re into this type of thing as much as I am keep an eye out for