The '64 Topps set is easily one of my favorites, despite the fact that the set was released 3 years before I was born. Because of this, there are quite a few players in the set that I've never even heard of.
Good in some ways, not so good in others. For example, no offense to Messrs. Lamabe and Cardwell, but I've never heard of either of you fellows before.
Mr. Lamabe played for 7 teams in a brief 7 year big league career. Mr. Cardwell pitched in just over 400 games during a 14 yr career, and won 102 of them with 5 different teams.
Now, moving on to some guys I'm sure that a lot of you have heard of before. Let's start with Bobby Richardson:
You may know this next guy also, Roger Craig.
I'd known of Craig as a manager and pitching coach for many years in the bigs, including the world champion '84 Tigers. What I wasn't aware of is that Roger was one of the original Mets, and suffered through two tough seasons in '62 and '63, losing 24 & 22 games during those 2 years.
Finally, I picked up a Boog Powell card for a measly 50 cents.
I was able to pickup 15 more cards towards the '64 set at last weekend's show, leaving me 23 cards short of the halfway point.
Hopefully there will be a few more names that I recognize along the way as well.
thanks for reading, Robert