Sunday, August 27, 2017

TURN BACK THE CLOCK 1969- WILLIE MAYS SLUGS HIS 600TH CAREER HOME RUN

Just four seasons after clubbing his 500th career home run, Willie Mays was at it again in 1969, smashing his 600th career homer, so let’s celebrate that feat with a 1979 “Turn Back the Clock” card:


Mays became only the second player all-time to reach the lofty height, joining Babe Ruth and eventually retiring with 660 homers.
And if it wasn't for military service in 1952-53, he easily would have been the second "700 Homer" guy, beating Aaron to the finish line by a couple years for sure.
As we all know, there would be quite a few more players joining Ruth, Aaron and Mays with 600+ homers decades later.
But if you were a kid growing up in the 1970's and '80's, those three were the "Mount Rushmore" of home run power, forever burned into our minds.
Ruth…Aaron…Mays.
Classic…

2 comments:

  1. Sweet looking card. Wish they would had this in the '79 set.

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  2. Nice card. Don't forget Ted Williams He did 2 tours of duty (WW II and Korea). And Mantle with his numerous injuries. These 2 would have easily made it to 700 as well.

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