Anyways, yet again Topps dropped the ball in 1974 when they failed to release a Willie Mays card for his final season. Say Hey was a sure fire HOFer, and despite his lackluster stats in 1973, he should have had a card. Heck, he even played in the World Series against the A's that year!
Willie hammered 6 dingers in 1973, giving him 660 lifetime, which I always remembered because those early 70s sets had 660 cards. Willie is also part of one of my favorite trivia questions that Balco Bonds ruined...
The top three home run leaders of all time all began and finished their careers in the same town, but on different teams. Who and what are they?
Hank Aaron (755) - Milwaukee Braves and Milwaukee Brewers
Babe Ruth (714) - Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves
Willie Mays (660) - New York Giants and New York Mets
This all time class act deserves three versions:
Here are the Say Hey Kid's stats from 1973:
|1973||Mets ||66 ||209 ||24 ||44 ||10 ||0 ||6 ||25 ||.211|
As always, I am taking requests!