Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tommie Aaron - Why does he have a card?

Tommie Aaron (#394) didn't have a baseball card in 1967 - and with good reason. He had no appearances with the Braves in 1966. Likewise, he appeared in a total of zero major-league games in 1967, yet here he is with a 1968 card. Where's the logic?

However, Tommie does hold the distinction of being one half of the greatest brother home-run tandem in history, with 768 homeruns (Hank - 755, Tommie - 13)!

Notice Topps' new airbrushing style of completely obliterating the front of the cap with black, a technique used with reckless abandon on the Athletics and "Houston" (Astros) cards in 1968.

Why does he have a card?


Jim said...

One of those questions we'll probably never have answered.

If I haven't mentioned it before - I love seeing these "old" cards and learning something new every day. Thanks for the multiple new blogs I've added to my daily reading.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Jim, thanks for your kind words. Don't forget to visit (and sidebar!) my new 1966 blog.