Granted, it would have been a tough one for Topps to have this card in the 1974 set to represent the “correct” teams they played for at the start of the year.
However, it was such a nice shot I figured it would do for the set.
What a brother-trifecta, no?
You have Felipe, who not only put in an all-star 17-year career with a couple of 200+ hit seasons along with some “pop” as evidenced by his 206 career homers, but then went on to have a very nice managerial career.
Then you have Matty, who took home a National league batting title in 1966 with a .342 mark, but also put in two 200+ hit seasons, finishing his 15-year career with a .307 batting average along with four straight seasons of .330+ averages between 1966-1969.
Then you have “little” brother Jesus, who also put in a 15-year career and ended up with a very nice .280 career batting average between 1963 and 1979.
Pretty amazing when you think about the fact that each had such a long career in the Majors, 47 years worth of playing time!